Comfort foods are delicious—mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, apple crisp. How’s a person supposed to not gain weight? Try this…

This can be a real conversation starter—or stopper—at a dinner table. When you eat, plug up your left nostril so that you breathe through your right nostril only. According to the yogic breathing tradition known as pranayama, this process speeds up metabolism and allows you to quickly and efficiently derive all the en­ergy from the food you eat, so you don’t have to eat as much as usual to be satisfied.

On second thought, for the sake of your social life, we recommend that you do this only when you dine alone.

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