Trying To Lose Weight? Eat right, not less

 

A recent Harvard study has shown that it’s not how much you eat, but what you eat that helps you maintain or lose weight.

While portion control is an important part in losing weight, the study found that there are particular foods to avoid completely. While everyone knows that an apple is better for you than a serving of potato chips, researchers were able to find approximately how much weight you’re expected to gain based on diet.

Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) potato chips caused more weight gain per serving than any other food. For each serving of potato chips eaten daily, researches predicted an expected weight gain of 1.69 pounds every four years. Other fattening foods include sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda and juice, and/or processed or red meat—each adding up to an average of 1 pound of weight gained every four years. This may not sound like a lot, but these extra pounds add up.

The best food for keeping weight off is yogurt, which prevents 0.82 pounds per four-year time period.