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Managing Your Weight Through Food Groups

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Feb 18, 2014

Grains

Grain-free diets such as the Paleo Diet have achieved great popularity in recent years. Eliminating grains from the diet promotes weight loss for three reasons: Most of us eat too many grain-based foods; grain-based foods have a low satiety index, so it’s easier to overeat on a grain-heavy diet; and eliminating grains from the diet tends to make one much more conscious of food choices.

As with meat and dairy, however, grains themselves can promote weight loss when chosen wisely. People who eat more whole grains, for example, tend to be leaner than those who eat fewer.

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