Some nutritionists give weight loss suggestions to their patients, which may not have much effect on them and may end up harming them. We mention some of them in this article.
If you have ever been looking for a diet plan and weight loss, then you must have heard all kinds of recommendations. Remembering what food to eat, how and when to eat it can confuse even the most well-planned people. In order to end this confusion, in this article we want to introduce you to the advices that you hear a lot but are wrong. Distinguishing the right advice from the wrong one will help you step into the diet plan with a more open vision.
1- Fats make you fat. This is a misconception because people looking for fat-free alternatives are actually getting food that contains added sugar. As long as this fat is of a healthy type, fatty foods can be the best way to suppress appetite and lose weight. Try adding healthy fats such as nuts, salmon and eggs to your diet. These foods are rich in nutrients that will help you achieve your goals.
2- Eating snacks makes you fat. It won’t be like this if you choose the right snack! Of course, we don’t recommend going for sweets every time you’re hungry, but eating a snack every few hours will boost your energy and prevent you from overeating at main meals. Healthier choices like nuts, fruits and vegetables, and yogurt can both fill you up and keep you on track for weight loss.
3- All calories are created equal. When it comes to counting calories, we all prefer quantity over quality. But science has proven that we were wrong, quality is essential for weight loss! Different foods have different reactions in our body. For example, when we eat sweets, the body’s reaction to those empty and processed calories is different than the calories you get from an apple. So remember that the type of food you eat is very important and you should not just look for quantity.
4- Carbohydrates are the enemy. It is true that we should avoid foods rich in refined sugars, but not all carbohydrates are the same as refined sugars. Research has proven that there is no relationship between good carbs and weight gain. Experts recommend that healthy carbohydrates, including whole grains, brown rice, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, should be part of a healthy diet.
5- Nothing is better than a lot of protein. Yes, some research has shown that if we consume more than the daily requirement of protein during the day, it can help us lose weight and it can be true to some extent. But being able to have plenty of good food is also important. When we consume too much protein, we may neglect important fats and carbohydrates. First, make sure you eat balanced meals, then you can work more on protein.
6- Exercise on an empty stomach. Research has shown that exercising on an empty stomach causes loss of muscle tissue. If you still don’t feel like eating a full meal before exercise, you can eat a simple snack like a banana or a glass of yogurt before exercise.
7- Weekends are not for losing weight. Although we would like this to be true, but since it’s the weekend, you can’t ignore exercise and diet for two days in a row. All the things you did during the week were useful, but not always! This means that if you spend the weekends binge eating, you will not get the results you are looking for.
8- Give up your favorite foods. Most of us think that when we want to go on a diet, we have to give up all our favorite foods. Experts are of the opinion that there is nothing wrong with eating snacks if they are used in moderation. But we are not going to eat pizza, ice cream soda, and french fries in one day! There is nothing wrong with eating such foods sometimes, just try to share with your family and friends so that you don’t overeat.
9- Skip the morning meal. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. For those who are trying to lose weight, eating a protein-rich and healthy breakfast is very important. This will eliminate unhealthy food cravings and you can stick to your meal plan throughout the day.
10- Do not eat meat. If you are a vegetarian, it is a different matter, but if you think that not eating meat will help you lose weight, I must say that you are wrong. Lean meat is a rich source of protein, and contains essential nutrients such as vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron.
Source: Dr. Kermani’s website
May 5, 2015 21:54
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