Big Fat Diet Lies

There seems to be a lot of people giving advice when it comes to weight loss, but how can you be sure which one is fact and which one is fiction?  Here are some outrageous fat-reducing advice and check on its validity.

Salads are your best option

Although eating vegetables are fine when it comes to weight loss, it would not do any effect if you add in the salad dressing, the nuts, and the cheese.  The best choice is to create your own salad with a fat-free dressing like balsamic vinegar.

Nuts can make you fat

Not all nuts contribute to weight gain.  Eating a handful of almonds a day can help you lose weight, increase metabolism, and even lower cholesterol.  Also, raw nuts are found to have heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.  Since nuts are rich in protein, it makes you feel fuller faster, and for longer.

Go for low-fat

There is nothing wrong about opting for low-fat or fat-free food products.  However, in order to make up for the food’s richness that fat does, some products are laden with sugar, making them having just as many calories compared to the regular variety.  Always check the label of food products before buying them.

Carbs are bad for you

Restricting your diet from bread and pasta is not entirely recommended, as carbohydrates are essential in developing the energy you need throughout the day.  However, limiting your carb intake at night can help you lose weight.  Meanwhile, the best time for taking in carbs is during breakfast, But go for wholegrain varieties and ditch the processed carbs like white bread.

Restrict calories to jumpstart your weight loss

While it is true that restricting your calorie intake can help you lose weight quickly, such extreme diet practices are merely illusions as dieticians would say because most of that weight loss would come from water instead of fat. 

Restricting your body from eating regularly could turn your body into starvation mode, slowing the metabolism thus preventing weight loss and even muscle loss.  It is best to control your food intake by as much as 1500 calories a day, depending on your current weight and physical activities.