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1) Medline Plus - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodnutritionandmetabolism.html
2) Food and Nutrition Information Center - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
3) McKinley Health Center - http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/
4) USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/
Remember, key to weight control is to be healthy, happy and fit. You must understand which foods will provide these three, all-important elements. Believe it or not, there are foods which you enjoy that are actually good for you!
Incredibly, many overweight people actually do not eat enough! Listen to your body, not your mind. Your body knows when it has had appropriate amount of food and, more importantly, appropriate amount of nutrition. Because many people do not understand nutrition, they eat food that does not supply sufficient nutrients to body. They will feel hungry even after a large meal because theirs bodies are "starving" for proper nutrition. For this reason, most diets do not work or individual cannot stay with diet because it is an unnatural way of eating. Your body literally believes it is starving; therefore, it will take actions to survive famine. It is a self-preservation mechanism, if you will. The body begins drawing off your muscles and stores fat for later use in event that it does not receive necessary nourishment for an extended period of time. When a person finally falls off diet (which is inevitable), they gain back all lost weight and, in many cases, even more! The reason is because it takes body sometime to adjust from its self-preservation mode, so all food that is consumed is stored as fat while your body continues to draw from muscle.
There is no such thing as losing weight fast. It will take 3 to 6 months (or more depending on amount of weight loss needed),to lose a significant amount of weight. The good news is that once you have lost weight, you should not gain it back because you will have learned about food you eat.
Yes, you have heard it before and you are now going to hear it again - exercise! Even a small amount of exercise (1/2 hour per day, 3 days per week) will greatly accelerate weight control.
If you feel like having a snack or something sweet, have it. Your body is telling you it needs something. Of coarse, it would be better to eat a piece of fruit rather than a candy bar. However, either is preferable to over-eating at your next meal or agonizing over decision to indulge urge.
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Dr. William Parsons is the author of "Eating for Health, Happiness and Weight Control" and "Physicians' Anti-Supplement Attitude - Conspiracy or Ignorance?" A free condensed versions have been made available to Health Products USA (http://healthproductsusa.net).