Facts and Myths You Need to Know
kind of difficult to lose weight these days, particularly with all of the
different pieces of nutritional advice, the different exercise programs and the
different diets that are out there for you to choose from.
though, you get a good grasp on the basic fundamentals of weight loss, you will
be in a much better position to actually find success, no matter which weight
loss program you decide to go after.
this article we'll explore some of the basic realities of dieting and weight
loss that can help you find the success you are looking for.
idea that all fats are bad for you is really a myth but people have trouble
gotten used to looking for foods that have very little or exactly no fat that it
is hard to understand that there are some fats that actually are good for you
and that your body needs a little bit of fat to stay healthy.
now you've heard of both healthy and unhealthy fats and this is a really
important distinction to make.
important to remember this distinction before you let yourself believe that
drinks like diet soda and that foods like margarine are healthy but the truth is
that they are not.
the same time, foods like fish oil, olive oil and nuts are examples of foods
that contain healthy fats.
do not run away from all of the fats because they are a very essential part of
of the reasons that so many people fail with the diets they choose is that they
are not aware of how much they eat.
one thing, foods aren't always accurately labeled.
are usually hidden calories in the foods that are packaged and this is why some
experts say that you need to add ten percent to the number of calories you think
you're taking in.
reason is that not everybody is thoroughly reading their food
foods in packages and cans claim to contain two or more servings, which means
that if you eat the whole thing, you have to multiply the number of calories
"per serving" by the number of servings you consumed.
people who snack a lot during the day are more likely not to pay attention to
the extra calories they are eating.
you're dieting it is important to pay attention to how much you honestly eat
sizes often trip up dieters; remember, it isn't just what you eat but how much
of it you eat that affects your weight loss.
you are eating your own food or eating in a restaurant, this is going to be a
normal to eat what is put in front of you.
parents probably even told you to finish what was on your plate, which may have
been good advice when you were a growing child.
you're an adult who wants to lose weight, though, it can be really
then, to make sure that you cook and serve smaller portions.
someone else is serving you, let them know you really don't want a large
you are in a restaurant that is serving large portions, don't be embarrassed to
order from the children's menu or ask them to wrap up half of your portion so
that you can take it home.
diet can be a really good tool for losing weight but it cannot do all of the
work for you.
need to remember that is your choices and daily habits that determine how
healthy you are and how much weight you lose.
is perfect and when it comes to following your diet, don't expect yourself to be
the other hand, you need to understand that if you want lasting results, you
need to make an honest commitment to taking your diet and any associated rules
and lifestyle changes very seriously.