On the one hand, I have frequently found that decreasing exercise and increasing nutritional eating (calories from nutritionally dense foods) can help with weight loss. For my body, three days to a week of this is plenty, and I see a 1-2 pound drop at the end. However, I don't think it makes sense to add sugar to foods or increase portions of unhealthy fats, which are in many of the foods suggested. Adding healthy foods that also happen to be high in calories has always worked for me: avocados, nuts, an extra banana. Also, don't forget whole grain rice, whole grain pasta! An extra half a cup of those give you healthy carbs and fiber, and won't increase cravings for unhealthy foods. Just because more calories are needed doesn't mean one has to go on sodium or saturated fats. Of course, ice cream and a square of chocolate now and then won't hurt - everything in moderation.
- 12/16/2007 5:32:40 AM