My question is that now that I'm close to my goal weight, its more of a struggle to lose the last pounds. I am wondering if it would be better to have the potato or the potato soup, the whole plain corn or soupy grits? Or is there not much of a difference?
The last few lbs are always the hardest as there is less room for any lee-way.
Lowering the calorie density of your diet along with being active, will be the best ways.
In regard to the foods you asked, a potato soup, made with potatoes and vegetables, will be lower in calorie density than just a potato.
The corn and the corn grits (if made with just ground whole grain corn and water, will be close in calorie density and both of them are fairly low.
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