Smart Woman - Melting Away Unwanted Pounds

Published 03/25 2013 07:16AM

Updated 03/25 2013 09:01AM

Nearly 70 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Everyone can benefit from a more nutritious diet. With National Nutrition Month wrapping up, here are some small changes that could make a big difference for your figure.

A Cornell study found that 70 percent of women want to lose weight, but shedding extra pounds isn't always easy. Some advice: don't keep tempting treats at home. If it's around, you'll eat it. Instead make a trip out of getting your favorites.

Another tip: make it quick and easy to eat healthy. K
eep pre-cut veggies and fruit handy for a fast snack, or instant brown rice for dinner so you won't be forced to the drive-thru when pressed for time. Also, try spicing up dishes. Capsaicin, the spicy part of peppers, boosts your metabolism and quiets down your appetite so you feel fuller sooner.

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