Nutrition Is More Than The Nutrition Facts Box

Written by Connie Roemer

Most people pay little attention torepparttar nutritional content of their food until they are on, or about to begin a diet. Then they take a keen interest in seeing which diet has less calories or less carbohydrates. But it is a simple fact that most popular diets do not have nearly as many positive effects as their creators would have us believe.

Most ofrepparttar 150936 serious diets we hear about work by simply removing a food or food group from your daily diet. This sometimes means eating less of certain foods than you normally would, however it often means entirely removing certain food groups from your diet altogether. The basic premise is that by restricting your diet in some way, you will lose weight.

While this might be good as far as nutrition goes if what you're cutting out is junk food, it does cause one major problem. By cutting out a type of food that you're used to eating a lot of, you're going to have a lot of trouble sticking torepparttar 150937 diet. Therefore, you should make sure that you do not pick a diet that's going to feel too restricting to you.

The most important aspect of food to look at is its overall nutritional value, this is a fact often lost in popular diets. Such diets often focus on only one attribute of a food as beingrepparttar 150938 primary indicator of how good it is for you. They overlookrepparttar 150939 bigger picture of a food's overall nutritional content.

For instance, many diets focus on completely cutting out fat, sugar, carbohydrates, or any number of other things. The problem with this is that many people only pay attention torepparttar 150940 one thing that they're supposed to cut out of their diet, and don't pay attention torepparttar 150941 nutritional value ofrepparttar 150942 food.

For instance, people who are trying to cut carbohydrates out of their diet will sometimes choose to drink diet sodas instead of fruit juices. Whilerepparttar 150943 diet soda clearly has far fewer carbohydrates than fruit juice, that does not mean that it is more healthy. Your best bet in this situation is to drinkrepparttar 150944 healthier beverage and to get all ofrepparttar 150945 different vitamins and minerals instead of empty soda.

Weight Loss Myths Exposed!

Written by Kim Beardsmore

As a weight loss coach I speak will people regularly about their view and beliefs surrounding food and nutrition. It probably won’t come as a surprise to hear there is a great deal of confusion around nutrition. In fact, many people reading this article will have only a scant idea aboutrepparttar different food types and what our body actually needs to keep healthy.

One ofrepparttar 150893 simplest systems I’ve encountered is this. Ifrepparttar 150894 food tastes good, then it has to be ‘bad’ for you! And then there’s its counterpart, “Ifrepparttar 150895 food tastes ‘bad’ then it must be ‘good’ for you”. You may identify with these views, or some closely related version! Nutrition for some has been reduced to a concept of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ with little else.

Some common weight loss myths that people believe - which aren’t true!

Myth #1: Cutting down on portion size isrepparttar 150896 best way to lose weight. Not on its own. If you attempt to lose weight by just eating less, you are likely to gainrepparttar 150897 weight back. Lasting results will come from changingrepparttar 150898 types of foods you eat, not justrepparttar 150899 amounts.

Myth #2: Just cut out fat and you’ll lose weight. This approach to weight loss, popular inrepparttar 150900 80s, simply doesn’t work for most people. Even if a food is labeled “fat-free,” it can still be high in calories from sugar and hidden carbs. Effective weight loss comes from being mindful of your total calorie consumption as well as your fat intake.

Myth #3: Cutting calories causes your body to go into starvation mode and slows weight loss. This is untrue. Your body’s resting metabolic rate can vary by about 15%. Nevertheless, eating too few calories and an inadequate amount of protein can make you lose precious lean muscle mass, which will eventually slow metabolism, forrepparttar 150901 long term. Ideally, stick torepparttar 150902 calorie and protein amounts that are right for your body withrepparttar 150903 Herbalife™ program.

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