In the world of diet and health, there are plenty of misconceptions. The truth is that most of these misconceptions are based on common sense that we have been taught at an early age, when we were young. Many of us still carry those beliefs even though we have aged. Diet is simply the amount of food ingested by an individual or group. It does not involve fat intake or carbohydrate consumption.
An easy way to understand diet and nutrition is to first know what it is not. A diet is not starvation; a diet does not involve counting calories or obsessing over a weight loss chart. A diet is not about severely limiting carbohydrates, or sugar and/or fats intake. A diet is not about severely limiting or eliminating vitamins and minerals from your diet.
That brings us to our first misconception: that dieting is about calories. Studies show that people who ate the least calories on average were those who ate the most fatty, high calorie foods. So, it would appear that if you reduce your calories below normal, you will lose weight. Not really. If your goal is to lose inches, not pounds.
To lose inches, you should eat healthy foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and good fats. You should also drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is simple, but many of us do not know how to properly implement intermittent fasting (I’ve). Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that has shown to dramatically reduce your waistline in a matter of mere weeks.
Let me take this concept one step further. If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably using a diet pill or even taking weight loss supplements to help you burn calories. If the only reason you are taking diet pills is because you’re tired of feeling hungry all the time, then you have come to the wrong place. You must find a new reason to want to eat!
What is your new reason to eat less? Is it because you have a new wardrobe, or because you’re sick of feeling tired all the time? Maybe you’re trying to lose weight because you have too much emotional stress in your life. Whatever the reason, once you discover what you are eating (and not eating) in your everyday life, you’ll have a much easier time getting rid of those extra pounds. And that’s the only way to have an easier time losing weight!