6 Weight-Loss Myths that you should know!
Today people Google the most for finding ways shed those extra calories to become fit and healthy. Then the battle begins with a lots of homework on what to eat and not, then a series of exercise routines. There are also some great believable crash diets that promise more than they can in reducing the extra flab. All continue until, they hit a road block with a point of no return. Then the battle is half lost, that is you end up gaining all the flab ,even more than you intended to lose!
So here some weight loss myths which are busted, so trust me there would no more!
Simple, a crash diet is nutritionally imbalanced. It will lead you into troubles more than one. Eating one of those diets with only fruits, vegetables or juices can be detrimental to your health. You might lose some kilos here and there but it drains you of all the reserved energy and nourishment.
The most common myth is that missing meals can reduce weight. But it is actually other way round. It puts on weight and leads to you into obesity. If you miss one meal you then you tend to binge the next but might not burn the food you ate that is converted in to more fat. Always remember break-fast is a must. Every big meal should comprise at least 2 servings of complex carbs.
Dieting with ‘Sugar-free’ foods:
The most dangerous myth about dieting is to go on Sugar-free beverages, sweets and artificial sweeteners for weight loss.But all these contain Aspartame which can kill your heart’s health and in the long run invite Lifestyle disorders affecting you. It is better if you could use healthier sweeteners like Palm sugar, Agave sugar or honey instead .
Going without fat:
A little fat is good for you. A total fat-free diet cannot reduce kilos in a big way. It is important to have foods with good fats like omega fatty acids and MUFA. Nuts like walnut, Avocado and olive oil are sources of good fats.
Another weight loss myth is to resist cravings .Whenever you are tempted to eat your favourite food, just go for it. But have small portion of the same. If cravings exceed too much then it will surely have a bad effect on your weight loss programme!
Eating Diet pills/One meal supplements:
There is no single food or magic potions that will lead you to weight loss. All are either gimmicks or quacks setting you up. Never go on them. A healthy lifestyle with sensible eating can do the wonder! Food supplements are very dangerous in the long run. They can lead to hormonal complications in your body. Never go for short –cuts.
So don’t just go ga-ga about fad-diets and get carried away by quick-fix solutions. What you need is a weight-loss plan that is sustainable and gives you the desirable resultson a lonr-term basis! Always remember the 3 Ps-Prepare, Perspire and Persevere! Prepare yourself well, work-out is a must and be patient for achieving your weight loss goals.
Has over 8 years of experience in the field of Clinical Nutrition, Corporate nutrition, Healthy Food service management and Dietary management in preventive health care. As a corporate dietitian in various IT companies has counseled more than 500 odd people on Lifestyle Disorders and specific medical conditions. Has devised personalized diet charts along with one on one diet-counselling to people suffering from LSDs such as Obesity, Diabetes & heart diseases and other medical conditions. As a Diabetic Educator with Apollo Hospitals has worked in close association with people in fighting Diabetes and arming with Diabetic Management tools helping them lead a quality life
Has conceived and executed Obesity and Diabetes campaigns that comprises of health screening to treatment complete with customised diet counselling of the target customers.
As a Head-Dietitian at Sanjeevanam, a holistice centre with 3 centres in Chennai and 1 in Bengaluru has effectively combined holistic healthcare concepts with Dietary management principles in treating diseases. Has been planning and executing healthy menu concepts and dishes imbibing Indian traditional medicine system, Ayurveda into contemporary food styles and eating habits.
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