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Diet Tip: Put Protein on Your Plate

Fat is an often misunderstood part of the dieter's diet. For many years it was treated as fact that fat kept people feeling fuller for longer. While some fats do have redeemable features, this is not one of them.

New research shows this not to be the case with fat. While fat does take longer to digest, it does not help control appetites because fat is the least satiating food group. The foods most likely to keep hunger at bay are protein, followed by carbohydrates, then finally fats. It is always best to create a well-balanced meal that contains all these food groups, and you can go extra light on the fat portion without suffering hunger pangs.

Make sure you include protein with every meal if you are looking to keep your tummy from grumbling.


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