Thursday, October 30, 2008

5 Diet Myths Revealed

You have decided that the clock has arrive to begin losing some weight. But what is the best method to lose those undesirable pounds? Unfortunately there are so many weight loss programs and diet tips that it could look little bit overwhelming, and some what confusing. In this article I will reveal 5 common diet myths.

1. When dining out, your healthiest choice is to order a salad.

The fact is it depends on what kind of salads you order. If you order salad with extra cheese, bacon, double may and stuff, well it won't be a healthy choice anymore.

The best is you order salad with lot of vegetables, fruits, and also put that some grilled chicken is fine, shrimp salmon, tuna, and black peas. And that what I called healthy choice.

2. Food eaten late at night is more fattening.
Many diets tell you not to eat after a certain time in the evening. They say the body will store more fat because it is not burned off with any activity. A study at the Dunn Nutrition Centre in Cambridge suggests otherwise. Volunteers were placed in a whole body calorimeter, which measures calories burned and stored. They were fed with a large lunch and small evening meal for one test period, then a small lunch and large evening meal during a second test period. The results revealed the large meal eaten late at night did not make the body store more fat.

It's not when you eat that's important, but the total amount you consume in a 24-hour period.Lyndel Costain adds: 'It is true that people who skip meals during the day,then eat loads in the evening are more likely to be overweight than those who eat regularly throughout the day.
'This may be because eating regular meals helps people regulate their appetite and overall food

3. Always purchase "low fat," "non fat," or "fat free" foods when dieting.

Just because the product is 'low fat' doesn't mean that it have a low calories. Remember that to shred some weight it not just about fat, but you have to count on calories too. So please check the labels to see amount of calories on that foods.

4. Eat a low calorie diet.

The first thing that people do when they want to lose weight is to go on a low calorie diet, it seems only natural. If you want to lose weight you need to reduce the number of calories you eat, right! But be careful, if you reduce your calories too much you will end up losing muscle mass which leads to lower metabolism.

5. Do not snack in between meals.

Studies have shown that snacking in between meals can increase your weight loss, not hinder it. Having said that, the type of snacks that you consume are important. Things like potato chips, cookies or cakes should of course be eliminated from your diet if your program is to lose weight. Healthy snack choices should include fruit, vegetables, yoghurt, reduced fat cheese or cottage cheese, rice cakes and nuts. Consuming healthy snacks in between meals will keep you from overeating at meal times, scale-down your crave pangs, rise your metabolism and will keep your energy levels throughout the day. It is not so much a matter of how many calories were consumed at each meal, but kinda how many calories were consumed for the day as a total.

There are many dieting theories so it is crucial to see what you read first before starting any diet. Losing weight should not just be about low calorie, crash dieting. Losing weight permanently and safely is all about changing your old unhealthy habits and creating a new healthy associate professor of psychology from the University of Minnesota, published a report that examined 31 studies of long-term diets which averaged 1200 calories per day. It was discovered that most of the subjects gained the weight back again within 4-5 years. Professor Mann was quoted in saying "Psychologically, it's difficult for people to adhere to strict diets over a long period because they feel deprived and hungry."

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Anonymous said...

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Diet Plan is very secure for all.

Parenting Network said...

DIets do not work. Making healthy lifestyle changes is the key to losing weight, keeping it off, having more energy and feeling good about yourself.

Healthy Lifestyle

HealthyMom said...

All your tips are great. I am a firm believer that diets don't work. Especially the ones that restrict your intake of the foods you love. Then you just want those foods more and end up over indulging. It is all about portion control and you can still eat what you love.