Want to eat less at your next meal? If youíre trying to lose those extra pounds, youíll eating less at meals is an obvious way to keep your calorie intake in check. Fortunately, nuts can help you find the willpower to stop eating before you consume too much.
According to a recent study, the healthy fats in the nuts cause the body to release a hormone called cholecystokinin, or CCK. This hormone, which is released when the fat connects with the wall of the small intestine, tells your body that youíre not as hungry as you thought you were. This is why simply eating a handful of nuts, roughly half an hour before lunch or dinner, can significantly reduce the quantity of food you eat.
The beauty of this, the study found, is that you donít need to eat a lot of these nuts to receive the desired effect: merely 70 caloriesí worth of your favorite nut is all you need! This equates to about 6 walnuts, 12 almonds, or 20 peanuts