Fit not Fad
Gannie Paolo C. Fadul, RND
Fad diets, as their name implies, are short-term, quick fixes that actually set many dieters up for weight loss failure- if a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Most of us know by now that one simple food doesn’t hold the key to weight loss success; still, there are a lot of claims out there that “super foods” or certain diets are the cure-all for those extra pounds, and the answer to any health woes you may have.
Most successful weight loss plans has a combination of diet, exercise, and behavioral therapy, and talking to a registered Nutritionist Dietitian is a good first step.
Steer clear of any diet plans, pills, and products that make the following claims:
Rapid Weight Loss. Slow, steady weight loss is most likely to last than dramatic weight changes. Healthy weight loss plan aim for no more than 1-2 pounds per week. If you lose weight quickly, you’ll lose muscle, bone and water. You will also be more likely to regain the pounds quickly.
Quantities and Limitations. Before eating, check in with yourself to gauge your hunger, and check in again halfway through the meal. Do this each time you eat, even if you’re out at a restaurant or celebrating with friends. Also, it’s boring to eat the same thing over and over, and it’s hard to stick with monotonous plans. Avoid diet that eliminates or severely restricts the entire food groups, such as carbohydrates.
Specific Food Combinations. There is no such thing as combining certain foods or eating foods at specific times of the day to help you with weight loss. Eating wrong combinations of food don’t cause it to turn to fat immediately, or to produce toxins in your intestines, as some plans claim.
Stringent Menus. Life is already complicated. With any new diet, always ask yourself: can I eat this way for the rest of my life? If the answer is NO, the plan is not for you. Listen to your body, and your body will let you know when you’re hungry. So pay attention.
No Need to Exercise. Physical activity is essential for good health and health weight management. The key to success is to find physical activities that you enjoy. Physical inactivity (lack of physical activity) has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (6% deaths globally).
If you want to maintain a healthy weight, build muscle and lose fat. The best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more. For a personalized plan tailored to your lifestyle and dietary advice, a registered Nutritionist Dietitian can help you find realistic and flexible eating style that helps you feel and be your best. They will not only provide you some weight management advice, but also an expert advice if you have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or hypertension.
Just remember to eat less sugar, because you’re sweet already.
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