Learn the difference between diet myths and the facts about nutrition.
Following the wrong information can impact your weight loss and possibly damage your health.
Most people don't come close to eating a healthy diet.
They think they are, but a lot of times they are victims of misleading fad diets.
When you're really craving something, you should go ahead and have a small portion. Denying yourself usually only leads to binging on it later and a lot more calories.
Cut your calories too far (under 1,200 a day), and your metabolism will quickly decrease. Choose the right foods and keep your caloric intake where it should be, you'll actually lose the weight quicker. This diet myth is very unhealthy!
Your body needs 50 grams of fat each day. You don't want to eliminate fat completely from your diet. Instead choose healthy fats such as nuts, olive oil, and avocados.
The wrong fats consumed regularly are responsible for blood cholesterol. Research shows saturated and trans-fats increase the risks for certain diseases such as heart disease. Good fats and omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk.
Exercise is an essential part of a healthy weight loss, but it's not completely sufficient on its own. Healthy eating, calorie reduction and portion control with exercise helps you lose the weight and keep it off.
No foods burn fat. Some may speed up your metabolism, but they do not cause weight loss. Healthy eating, calorie reduction and exercise helps you lose the weight.
Skipping meals can actually make you heavier then people that eat less but more often. When you get hungry, you're more tempted to binge.
Some diets emphasize eliminating some foods or food groups. This isn't healthy eating, as the body needs all of the nutrients from the food pyramid groups.
Our body requires thirty grams of protein daily. Dairy products and meat contain too much fat and sodium. Vegetables and fruits are inadequate providers of protein. Nuts, grains, legumes and oils have complete proteins.
Our body processes calories the same all the time. The problem with eating late at night is the type of food we choose to eat such as popcorn, ice cream, and brownies etc. An after dinner snack is healthy, choose fruits, vegetables or low-fat yogurt, and enjoy.
People who choose a vegetarian diet usually consume less calories and fat. Selecting a vegetarian diet that is low fat may assist in weight loss, but vegetarians can choose foods that add to weight gain. The diet needs to be balanced and the nutrients lost from not eating animal products will need to be supplemented. These nutrients are iron, calcium, Vitamins D and B12, and zinc.
Snacking on healthy choices is good for you. It prevents you from getting over-hungry, it can boost your metabolism, and it keeps you from binging or over eating.
Fat-free food is usually lower in calories, but many have just as many calories. Check the Nutrition Facts Label on the product. A little fat is healthy, it helps you eat less and gives you that full feeling longer.
Cheese, nonfat and low-fat milk, and yogurt are nutritious, and have many nutrients our body needs. Calcium, protein and Vitamin D are important nutrients that we get from dairy products.
Be aware of diet myths from unknown sources. They can be very common in fad diets. Always check the nutritional facts from a trusted source.
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