Calories: To Drink Them Or Eat Them …

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
CALORIES: TO DRINK THEM OR EAT THEM …
That is the question!
Calories: To Drink Them Or Eat Them …
If you were given the option to drink 200 calories or munch those 200 calories down in your food, which do you think you would choose? The truth is that when you drink your calories, you tend to be less satisfied than when eating your calories. So in the end, you want to eat more to satisfy your hunger pangs. "Beverages and food are sensed by completely different mechanisms in the body," says Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., chair of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University and author of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet. When you consume your calories in food form, they impact your body and brain in a manner that will reduce your intake of other food items. When your calories are served in liquid form, while the calorie count may be the same, studies prove that you will not eat less later on. Liquids also leave the stomach faster than solids; this is important because your stomach acts as a volume detector. So what about soup? Soup seems to have an effect on your hunger, but that probably has to do with the fact that it often contains rice, pasta, meat, and/or veggies too. So remember…choose your calories wisely!