SHARING KNOWLEDGE HEALTH: APPLE OR PEAR DIET DIFFERENCES
I am thinking about body shape and not the fruits. I am an apple. All in my family are apples; we start as skinny/minnies until our thirties then the apple starts growing. This article interested me.
The main point of interest is that we apples don’t easily lose weight on low-fat diets. We do better cutting out sweets and starchy food like potatoes. The pears do better on the low-fat diet. The main conclusion, however, of all diet studies is that portion control seems to matter most. I lost 40 pounds over a several years by doing the following:
- Focusing on taste. Usually the first bites of anything I like tastes great, then drops to good and often turn to mindless eating. I now stop eating when I find great has become just good.
- Not dieting. Eat healthier and that does mean portion control.
- Exercising some each day–not so good at that, but whatever I do still helps out a bit.
- Accepting that the battle of the bulge never ends.Working now on getting rid of the winter five-pound weight gain.