You know, I was just thinking about how I managed to lose so weight so fast last fall. I had thought it was because of a new medication that I had just started at the time, a medication for my migraines that has a side effect of causing appetite loss and as a result weight loss.
Well that might have been a big part of it, but I think I’ve discovered something else that works for me … just like weight loss supplements works for others. Bell Peppers – believe it or not.
Honest. In the fall when I dropped 15 pounds in about three weeks I was eating grilled chicken and grilled peppers pretty much every day. Now when I thought about it recently I realized that almost every time I go through a period of losing weight it’s when I’m eating bell peppers on a regular basis. Maybe that sounds odd, but there have been studies that prove that eating peppers can raise your body temperature for a short period after eating them thus raising your metabolism. I also feel that when I eat them they act as an appetite suppressant. I just don’t crave snacks, sweets or carbs anywhere near as much as I do when I’m not eating them on a regular basis.
My husband agrees that he feels less “snacky” when we’re eating Bell Peppers. I either grill them on the barbecue or roast them in the oven and as I said we generally eat them with grilled (or baked) chicken breasts (boneless/ skinless). We could both stand to lose a few pounds before spring/summer so I figure why not continue to eat bell peppers for another month to 6 weeks and see if we both continue to lose weight. Hey if it works that’s great. Plus, bell peppers are good for you, they’re high in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.