People love to give advice about healthy weight loss, but when you are on the receiving end of tips handed out, it’s best to err on the side of caution. Before you go altering your lifestyle, be sure to dissect anything and everything that others feel the need to share with you regarding a lifestyle change. Here are a few things that are downright dirty when it comes to weight loss tips that have been bequeathed by not-so-knowledgeable sources in the past…
“Avoid anything white.” Yes, we get it…a lot of carbs are white, but there are many white foods that are rich in nutrients. Take for example onions and garlic. They are both white and are considered superfoods that are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. With this said, it’s probably best to not omit food according to color.
“Adopt a low-fat diet.” Back in the early nineties, low-fat diets were all the rage, but it turns out that they are anything but successful when it comes weight loss. These diets demonize fat and put low-cal carbs up on a pedestal. After loads of research, we’ve learned that fat is good in moderation, especially mono-saturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats not only aid in weight loss but they also improve your blood cholesterol level and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease.
“Drink apple cider vinegar to get rid of your appetite.” First of all, anything that makes you lose your appetite for the entire day, should be shunned. It’s called ‘heathy weight loss’ for a reason and starving yourself is going to ultimately reverse the effects of ridding your body of fat. According to the pros, not only does apple cider vinegar have no health benefits but it also causes heartburn.
“Eat only fruit before noon.” This is another one of those tips that prioritizes one type of food and omits all the rest. While this sounds like a healthy thing to do, it’s always best to balance your meals with a variety of proteins, fats and carbs. Fruit isn’t the most filling food, so you are likely to be hungry shortly after you pack your morning with only berries.
When it comes to other things in life, we typically only accept advice from the pros, but for some reason weight loss advice is given and accepted by nearly everyone. Be on the lookout for some major myths circulating amongst the advice-givers...
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