Four Bad Pieces of Weight Loss Advise

 
In this day and age weight loss “experts” are a dime a dozen. A simple internet search will return an endless list of blogs and sites doling out advise both informative and detrimental.
 
Not every diet/weight loss tip should be taken seriously. Here are 4 you should avoid

Not every diet/weight loss tip should be taken seriously. Here are 4 you should avoid

 
It can be hard to navigate fact from fiction, but when it comes to your overall health, it is important to research any piece of advice you intend to follow. Here are four such pieces of advice that do not work.
 
 
Following the Mono Diet Plan

As laid out in its title, the Mono Diet Plan limits the type of food ingested down to one singular type. Some examples of this are the Banana Diet, the Milk Diet and the Chocolate Diet. Promoters of this fad diet teach that the Mono Diet Plan streamlines food intake and can help with digestive issues; however, most dietitians agree that following this meal plan for more than a couple days can be detrimental to your health.

 
Limiting the type of foods you ingest depletes the body of essential vitamins and nutrients that it gathers from a diet composed of a healthy variety of foods. And while you may initially lose weight, the Mono Diet Plan will not keep the weight off and poses potential hazards to your health.
 
 
Obsessively Keeping Track of Your Calories

Food journals are a great tool to utilize when trying to lose weight. Seeing exactly what you are putting inside your body and how many calories the foods contain can be enlightening and will help you to see where you need to cut out bad foods and add in good foods. It is also helpful to know how many calories are in foods you eat as many meals can contain a surprising amount of calories.

 
Problems arise when you become obsessed with tracking calories, especially if that is the only aspect you are taking into account. Eating a healthy variety of foods is more important than just counting calories.
 
 
Excessive Limiting of Caloric Intake

Not only is the quality of food more important, but so is meeting the right caloric intake for your particular body type. By not getting the right amount of calories, you can send your body into starvation mode, which will only cause it to store more fat. It also prohibits your body from having the energy to perform its basic functions. You may lose weight at first, but once you start taking in the correct amount of calories, the weight will return with a vengeance.

 
Online calorie calculators take in your height and goal weight to come up with a reasonable amount of calories you should eat each day.
 
Eliminating All Sources of Sugar

It’s common knowledge that sugar intake is one of the top reasons for obesity. Cutting out sugar can seem like a great way to shed pounds, but this train of thought can be misleading. It is essential to limit the amount of processed sugar you eat, but it is not necessary to cut it out entirely. Sugar is highly addictive and cutting it out completely can lead to intense cravings which in turn will lead to overindulgence. It is also important to remember that not all sugar is bad.

 
Natural sugar like that found in fruit is good for your body and should not be cut out. The body is able to break down natural sugar more easily and thus utilize it for energy needed in order to function properly. It is the refined sugar that the body has trouble with, so limiting the intake of this type is a good step to weight loss.
 
 
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