40 AND 72, THEY WERE ON THIS DIET, THEY LOOKED SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY WERE EATING AND THEN THEY TOOK A BLOOD TEST WHERE THEY MEASURED SOMETHING SPECIFICALLY KNOWN AS TELEMERES, BASICALLY SORT OF A PROP HERE, JOLLY RANCHER CANDY, NOT PART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET BUT YOU SEE, THERE'S THE ANIMATION THERE. LET ME SHOW YOU WHEN YOU LOOK AT A PIECE OF CANDY LIKE THIS, THE CANDY IS THE CHROMOSOME,
THE TELEMERES ARE THE ENDS OF THAT CHROMO CHROMOSOME. AS YOU TANLG AGE THE TELOMERES SHORTER. PEOPLE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET HAVE LONGER TELOMERES, WHERE THE LONGEVITY QUESTION GETS INTO, IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART, PREVENTING STROKE, BUT YOU CAN LIVE LONGER BECAUSE OF YOUR GENETICS IS WHAT THE STUDY FINDS. >> MEDITERRANEAN PEOPLE LIVE LONGER, DOES IT BEAR OUT IMPEERICALLY? >> IT DOES SEEM TO BEAR OUT. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THAT
PART OF THE WORLD AND EAT THESE FOODS REGULARLY SEEM TO LIVE LONGER AND SEEMS TRANSFERRABLE MEANING PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHO EAT A PRIMARILY MEDITERRANEAN DIET GET THE BENEFIT AS WELL. IT IS INTERESTING, MICHAELA, I HEARD YOU MENTION THIS, THIS WAS WOMEN ONLY. WE DON'T KNOW IF THIS WOULD BEAR OUT IN MEN. THERE'S A LOT OF REASON TO SUSPECT IT WOULD. WE DON'T KNOW IF PEOPLE WHO TYPICALLY NEVER
ATE A MEDITERRANEAN DIET IF THEY EAT IT LATER ON IN LIFE IF THEY GET THE SAME BENEFITS. >> TO PUT A FINER POINT, THIS IS VEGETABLES, FRUITS, NUTS, BEANS, OLIVE OIL, FISH, IT DOESN'T MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT JOLLY RANCHERS SADLY BUT ONE OF THE BEST NEWS IS RED WINE. >> I DIDN'T SEE RED WINE. >> RED WINE! >> THERE WAS A LONG BREAK IN BETWEEN THE SEGMENTS AND YOU KNOW
-- NO, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING. YOU HAVE ALL THOSE FOODS AND THERE'S SOME KEY WORDS IN THERE AS WELL. YOU WANT, YOU CAN EAT FAT AS PART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET. >> GOOD FAT. >> YOU DON'T WANT SATURATED FAT. YOU WANT UNAT SATURATED FAT. >> OLIVE OIL. >> GRAINS, OATMEAL, THIS COULD
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A great way to lose weight is to write down an inspirational phrase or quote, and place it somewhere you'll see it everyday. Seeing it everyday will keep you motivated to continue losing weight. A good place for putting something like this is right on your bathroom mirror.
Two fantastic words for weight loss: eat salad. Not exciting enough? Research by Joel Fuhrman of "Eat to Live" shows that the most overweight people can lose prodigious amounts of weight eating prodigious amounts of nutrient-rich, low-calorie food. One key is simplicity: try an entire head of romaine, chopped very fine (the water method in the blender is useful), and topped with an entire can of chili beans. It's a tasty, 300-calorie lunch that is jam-packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins. It will keep you full for hours, not to mention what it will do for your intestinal health.
When trying to lose weight, do not always believe foods marked "light" or "low-fat." While they may have reduced calories or fat when compared to the regular version of the same food, they are often still very unhealthy. The only way to be sure an item is within your diet is to read the nutrition information on the label.
Make sure to always have walnuts around to snack on. A scientific study showed that eating walnuts in the morning will make you feel more full for a longer time than normal breakfast foods. Walnuts are a nice snack food outside of breakfast, too.
Replace white bread with whole grain in your diet. White bread is made from refined flour that has been stripped of its nutrients and fibrous qualities. On the other hand, whole grain bread is made from flour that includes all parts of the grain. So whole grain bread is more nutritious than white bread.
Only eat when you are hungry. This may seem obvious, but most people snack when they don't need to. Temptation is all around, and when you are bored, you may eat just for the sake of it. When you watch television, it is very easy to reach for the nearest bag of chips or cookies. It takes time to change this habit, but you need to listen to your body. If you aren't hungry, you don't need to eat, period!
One trick to try while dieting is to leave the food dishes in the kitchen, prepare your plate and then bring your meal to the table. With the food in the kitchen you will be less likely to eat seconds since the extra food is not sitting in front of you while you are eating.
Stay away from foods that you have trouble stopping at one serving. If you cannot stop eating chips then you should not buy a bag and try to eat one serving. Most likely you will give into temptation. Buy something else that is crunchy but is lower in fat and calories.
Starting small is a great way to ease into a diet, especially if you've never been on a diet before. A lot of dieters will try to starve their bodies for the first few days and then ultimately binge eat when they panic about not being able to lose weight. But if you drop down in increments, you may experience better results.
When trying to lose weight, follow a balanced diet. While you may not lose the weight as quickly, you will be more likely to stick with the diet long term, and you are ensuring that you lose weight in a healthy manner. It's all about common sense: reduce your total calorie intake, increase exercise, and make sure that you follow a sensible diet consisting of carbs, protein and healthy fat sources.
No two people can follow the exact same pattern, but these tips that are offered above, are great for nearly any size and lifestyle. You can find a way to adjust the routines and fit yourself into a schedule that results in looking and feeling better, than ever before. It is never too late to start dropping a pants' size.