Kickstart Your Post-Holiday Diet Plan with this Surprising Weight Loss Tip

Dacy Knight

With the holidays winding down, it's becoming time to think about getting back on track to better ourselves. If the bountiful buffets and excess eating brought about by the holidays have left you feeling bloated, kickstart your post-holiday diet plan with this surprising weight loss tip.

We're used to coming across unusual weight loss strategies and fad diets that sound too weird to be true, but this method might be the most bizarre. According to Body and Soul, boiling sweet potatoes and drinking the leftover water might be the easiest trick to shedding excess pounds. Researchers in Japan have discovered that the proteins found in these starchy remnants have the power to suppress appetites in mice.

The study from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organisation, Tsukuba fed two groups of mice high fat diets and just one of the groups sweet potato peptide. After 28 days, the group fed the sweet potato peptide as part of their diet had a significantly lower body weight, cholesterol, fat cells, and leptin levels (the last controlling hunger).

So before you pour out the water leftover from the sweet potatoes you're serving up for dinner, consider giving this surprising strategy a try.

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