Quick Weight Loss Diet
With hundreds of programs dedicated to nutrition and weight loss, the so called “experts” attempt to presents fiction as reality. Let’s take a look at some of the common myths floating around that you may encounter when you want to lose weight.
Myth 1 – Foods such as grapefruit or celery can burn fat
No food can “burn” fat. Although some caffeine containing foods have the ability to speed up the metabolism for a short time, can cause weight loss (such as green tea). But foods themselves do not burn fat. However, it is vitally important to limit the foods that cause you to become fat. These are processed junk foods, refined sugars and refined white flours and carbohydrates. Stick with natural, whole foods. Organic fresh produce, whole grains and natural sweeteners (such as stevia, which is an herb) will promote weight loss. If you cut out the harmful foods permanently, you will lose weight and not gain it back in a few months!
The health benefits of a long-term diet that contains more protein and fewer carbohydrates are not known. However, getting the daily nutrition your body needs by including high quality protein is good for you. The standards proposed by the meat and dairy industries for our protein needs are inflated. In reality, our bodies can get the protein needed by eating a plant-based diet. Beans, such as lentils are also a great source of high-quality protein. Including raw, unsalted nuts will provide you with good protein as well as healthy fats. If you do eat meat, be sure that it is grass-fed and free range. The meat that you eat is only as healthy as the animal it comes from. An animal with a high-quality diet will produce high-quality meat. Fish should be cold water and wild caught. Choices such as salmon, tuna and mackerel provide heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Eat pure and natural foods with no additives for weight loss
Myth 2 – Skipping meals can help you lose weight
Those who do not eat breakfast and have fewer meals per day usually weigh more than those who eat a balanced breakfast and consume several small meals throughout the day. It is considered that people who skip meals tend to feel more hungry. After they starve themselves all day, the tendency is to pig out and abuse food.
The most important misunderstanding of all is that by eating low-fat or fat-free foods you will lose weight. This is a marketing campaign that has been proven to be wrong. We all need to eat fat. It is vital for the proper functioning of our bodies. However, it is healthy fats that we need. The fats contained in processed foods are detrimental. The fats found in foods such as olive oil, avocado, nuts and coconut oil are heart healthy and should be consumed in moderation.
Myth 3 – Low-fat foods are really healthy fats
Many processed foods with little or no fat that you find in supermarkets and grocery stores have the same or even more calories than the fat version. They may contain additives such as flour, sugar or starch concentrators as a way to improve flavor and texture after fat content was removed. Ingredients such as these add calories. Stick with “clean” foods that are pure and natural. These are foods that have a short ingredient list that does not include harmful additives. By eating clean you assure your body is getting the proper nutrition that is so important for good health.
Quick weight loss diets can be a recipe for disaster. Change your lifestyle and eat healthy foods to improve your health and shed excess weight for good.