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No catch. Scientists told how to eat potatoes and lose weight without straining

Researchers have demoted the potato from the list of “bad foods” and now insist that it can help you lose weight.

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For decades, scientists and nutritionists have been saying that those who want to lose weight should avoid foods high in carbohydrates. And then everything turned upside down in an instant – now researchers believe that potatoes can become a “secret weapon” in the fight against excess weight, writes the Daily Mail.

Despite the fact that this may seem strange, there is some logic in such a statement. The researchers note that the point is that people tend to eat a portion of the same weight, regardless of how many calories it contains. This is where the potato comes to the rescue.

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According to study co-author Professor Candida Rebello, a nutritionist at the Pennington Center for Biomedical Research in Baton Rouge, a powerful way to lose weight is to use our characteristics, that is, the fact that we tend to eat portions of the same weight. Potatoes are dense and rich in carbohydrates, as a result, a person is satiated faster and does not consume more calories than he could.

It is known that there are about 80 kcal per 100 g of potatoes – this is twice as much as in carrots or broccoli, but significantly less than in rice, pasta or bread. However, it is important to remember that the method of preparation, of course, plays a role – alas, you won’t be able to eat chips or fried potatoes and lose weight, but you shouldn’t deny yourself mashed potatoes, boiled or baked potatoes at all.

According to Rebello, By adding heavier, lower calorie foods to our diet, we can reduce our calorie intake. In their study, the scientists focused on not reducing the portions of the subjects, but reducing their calorie content by adding potatoes.

During the study, scientists adapted the diet to the individual calorie needs of each test subject. For example, they replaced some meat with potatoes, scientists found that the recipients were satiated faster, and sometimes they didn’t even finish their servings. In fact, new research shows that weight loss can be achieved without much effort.

In total, the study involved 36 people aged 18 to 60 who were overweight, obese, or predisposed to diabetes. The study lasted 8 weeks – all this time the recipients received for lunch and dinner 85 g of meat or fish and 57 g of potatoes or legumes with bread, rice or pasta. Note that both diets included a large amount of vegetables and fruits, but the subjects were asked to replace 40% of the meat in the diet with potatoes or legumes.

During the experiment, those who ate potatoes ate it for lunch and dinner in three types: mashed potatoes, oven-baked wedges and potato salad. The results of the study showed that both diets performed surprisingly well, regardless of whether people consumed potatoes and legumes.

On average, those whose diet included potatoes lost an average of 5.8 kg, and those who ate beans – by 4 kg. In addition, there was an improvement in insulin resistance in both groups. According to Rebello, in his study, he and his colleagues managed to rehabilitate the potato in the eyes of losing weight and nutritionists – firstly, it does not have a negative effect on blood glucose levels, and secondly, the potato helps to lose weight.