However, there is more to weight loss than just ‘eat less, exercise’ theory. A Harvard university study found that some foods cause people to put on more weight than others because of the food’s ‘chemical make up’ and the way our body processes them.
So, the bad foods we know may not really be that bad! Here are a few you thought were not good for weight loss but actually proved otherwise.
Foods that have a higher satiety index (create a feeling of fullness) keep hunger down longer and are better choices for people who want to lose weight.
An Australian study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that boiled potato had the highest satiety index (SI) amongst foods as varied as oranges, fish, white bread, pasta, peanuts, oatmeal, croissants, ice cream, yogurt, etc.
Remember to keep it down to one large boiled potato per meal. And of course, potato chips or fries are really, really bad. Potatoes are okay for weight loss only if they are boiled.