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5 Ways to Lose Weight By Eating Comfort Food

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N. of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: The words "comfort food" (in conversation or in hashtags) usually conjure up the same images—Nana's lasagna, a pint of ice cream, or deep-dish pizza to name a few. They're called that because, in the moment, they make you feel better as they load your belly and satisfy cravings for salt, fat, sugar, or size. The only problem with too many of those comfort foods is that they're often the source of discomfort—sometimes because of how you feel after eating them and sometimes because they can be part of what contributes to your weight gain and poor health.In my new book, You Can Drop It!, I describe how I was able to lose weight—100 pounds!—by eating carbs, chocolate, and cocktails, but mainly comfort food. Here's how to get started so you too can lose weight while still eating comfort food.

5 Ways to Lose Weight By Eating Comfort Food

The words "comfort food" (in conversation or in hashtags) usually conjure up the same images—Nana's lasagna, a pint of ice cream, or deep-dish pizza to name a few. They're called that because, in the moment, they make you feel better as they load your belly and satisfy cravings for salt, fat, sugar, or size. The only problem with too many of those comfort foods is that they're often the source of discomfort—sometimes because of how you feel after eating them and sometimes because they can be part of what contributes to your weight gain and poor health.

In my new book, You Can Drop It!, I describe how I was able to lose weight—100 pounds!—by eating carbs, chocolate, and cocktails, but mainly comfort food. Here's how to get started so you too can lose weight while still eating comfort food.

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