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Starting your meal with a bowl of soup, apple or a salad will help you to lose weight

Written By Betty van der Mark on Saturday, October 18, 2008 | 6:10 AM


Eating soup, apple or a salad as a first course helped study participants lose weight because they consumed fewer total calories in the rest of the meal.

Dr. Barbara Rolls, a weight control researcher at Pennsylvania State University and author of "The Volumetrics Eating Plan," found that eating soup as a first course helped study participants lose weight because they consumed fewer total calories in the rest of the meal.

Rolls' theory is that the more water a food contains the more full we feel. And the lower the energy density of a food (the concentration of fat and calories) the more we can eat.

Source: detnews.com

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