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www.ironmanmagazine.comIce in your water that you drink during a meal can help reduce calorie load. Drinking water during your meal will make you feel fuller faster—and the cold water will force you to burn a few more calories as your body increases blood flow to stabilize your body temperature.

Fish oil caps, which are rich in omega-3s, can also help reduce appetite, according to the October ’11 Health. Taking two 200-milligram caps about 30 minutes before lunch and dinner helps release the hormone cholecystokinin, which helps alleviate appetite.

Grains may be making you fat. According to the May/June ’12 Well Being Journal, “Grains contain goitrogens, or thyroid-inhibiting substances, as well as ‘foreign proteins’ like gluten and gliadin, and they are an extremely common source of allergies and sensitivities that can lead to physical, mental and emotional disorders.” Whew! You may want to consider reducing or eliminating wheat from your diet, especially when you’re trying to rip up—or just stay sane.

Bananas can help fight depression. According to the January ’12 Bottom Line Health, bananas are a good source of tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, the brain chemical that helps regulate mood.

—Becky Holman
www.X-tremeLean.com


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