Raisins for Weight Loss

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Raisins are high in calories and carboyhdrates, 1 c. equals 493 calories and 131g carbs, raisins are fine to consume if you are an active person. In fact for athletes or those who work out daily, raisins provide energy and solid carbohydrates to burn.


As far as raisins and weight loss for those just starting out, a recent study at the University of Conneticut showed that reaching for a packet of raisins to ward off hunger was beneficial to those trying to lose weight. When those in the study integrated raisins into their daily diet plan as a snack, the raisins raised leptin levels and worked as an appetite suppressant in between meals. The study did find that raisins should be eaten in moderation because they are high in calories and sugar.

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How to reduce your Weight with Raisins?


  • Start adding raisins to your regular diet. Eat raisins between meals instead of snacking on crisps or biscuits.
  • Eat raisins after a meal instead of a sweet pudding. If you are accustomed to eating dessert, skipping this course alone may help you shed some pounds. A person should eat a maximum of one 100-calorie box of raisins a day, according to Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez.
  • Ensure you are eating a balanced diet with fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. Avoid eating too many foods that are high in fat, such as creamy foods, cakes, ready meals and fried food.
  • Exercise regularly. Consuming raisins only will help you lose weight if they are part of a balanced diet accompanied by regular exercise.
 

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Tips & Warnings

  • To lose weight, it is necessary to burn more calories than you consume. This is why it is important to be active.
  • Raisins are high in fiber, potassium and iron, making them ideal to help cure constipation, anemia and water retention. They are also high in calories due to their glucose content; therefore they are a good snack for very active people. The antioxidants present in raisins help to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
  • Drink plenty of water; reduce your alcohol intake as it contains sugar.
  • Don't skip breakfast because this will make you feel hungrier throughout the day and more likely to crave sugary foods. The same applies to skipping meals.
  • Always consult your doctor before starting a diet that involves cutting out certain food groups.
 

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