Weight Loss Rules to Rethink
How would you react if you were told that all the weight loss rules you knew until today are false? It is high time that you give the weight loss rules a second thought.
When it comes to weight loss, everyone has something to add to the list of things to do to lose weight. Every season brings with itself a new weight loss trend. If you are confused about which one to follow, do not worry. Here are weight loss rules that one should rethink.
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Rule: One Calorie is One Wholesome Calorie
Fact: All Calories are Not Wholesome
It is widely known that consuming more calories than what you expend invited weight gain. The truth is that every calorie does not have the same nutritional value. Therefore, if you are only counting the number of calories you have reduced the intake of without giving importance to the value of each calorie, you are inviting trouble. To be normal, our bodies need a consistent amount of healthy nutrients. Therefore, one must charter a diet plan that includes a balance of macro nutrients (high-quality proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats) and micro nutrients (minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants) to give the body enough energy to have healthy metabolism.
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Rule: Go on a Diet to Lose Weight.
Fact: Eat Healthy to Lose Weight.
Going on a diet is one of the unhealthiest ways of losing weight. In fact, it reverses your goal from losing weight to storing fat. When you suddenly expose your body to a shortage of food supply, it tends to believe that there is a food shortage and therefore, it should use the stored energy to make fats for later usage. As the body responds to dieting by transforming energy into fats, the individual puts on weight. Besides, being exposed to a drought situation, the body accommodates chemical processes that force the individual to eat more and gain weight eventually.
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Rule: Eating Fatty Food Makes you Fat.
Fact: Eating Good Fats are Health-Friendly.
People have been bound by the notion of fat so much that they end up consuming low-fat yoghurt or a few cookies and feeling guilty. Nutritionists say that one must not avoid fats completely in lieu of losing weight. In fact, individuals must consume healthy fats that are important for the proper functioning of the body, the individual’s health per se and long-term weight management. Take in at least 15 to 20 percent of fat in your daily calorie consumption. Include foods such as nuts, fish, avocado, coconut, real butter and cream, grass-fed meats etc.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Apr 18, 2012
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