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Harvard Health Blog
Low fat? Low carb? Almost any healthy diet can work for losing weight
- By: Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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This is an excellent article!
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Drink water eat lean meat eat green veggies have one cheat day a week and your fat belly will go away
Forget about diets. Just eat what we are supposed to eat. Vegetables! And drink what we are supposed to drink. Unchlorinated water!
Avoid all dairy products. After weaning there is no need to be wet nursed, least of all by an animal.
Avoid sugar! In my dictionary, The Australian Contemporary Dictionary, poison is defined as follows;
Any substance which kills or injures when introduced into a living organism, that which has an evil influence on health…….Having a deadly or injurious quality…
Refined sugar fits this description down to a tee. It has no benefit at all to humans, no food value, empty calories galore, it depletes the human system of vitamins and minerals, rots teeth, and is a causal factor in Osteoporosis, heart disease, sugar diabetes, obesity, glaucoma, and a hand full of other health problems.
Following these guidelines will cause you to loose weight and generally feel better in all aspects of health
Excellent point made in the article. The desire to lose weight more importantly being healthy has to come from inside and any diet plan will work once determined to do so. Adding more of vegetables and fruits and being mindful of what we are eating is important. We need to think about eating as ‘eat to live not live to eat’
you say “try not to drink sugar-sweetened soda, juice, or energy drinks.” Why is it not recommended to consume juice? what if consume fruit juice without added sugar? sometimes consume dried fruit or fresh fruit will be something boring for some people.
In my point of view scientific data has proven that diet actually cause obesity. Besides the psychological, emotional & spiritual damage diets do the pattern of loosing & regaining weight can wreak havoc on your metabolism. Over time your body will try to stabilize your weight by automatically adjusting your metabolism & insulin production to attempt to maintain a set weight.
Great points mentioned in this article. I would add the correlation between calorie restriction and successful weight loss.
In my opinion, low carb diets have shown better results through varying forms since the 1970s (ref Dr Atkins). In one form or another, these low carb diets still exist and the entycing element is that the dieter can still enjoy a lot of the food he/she currently enjoys. However, I agree that all have different advantages and as long as the dieter is disciplined, he/she will acheive the goal of losing weight.
To reduce fat, it is not necessary to leave a big part of your daily diet.Just take daily diet including fruits, green vegetables, green leaves etc. and do a daily exercise. That’s sufficient, and definitely you will loose your belly.
Among all the artificial ways of reducing weight of the body, having a knowledge of foods which facilitate to decrease weight is the most valid. In that way the vegetables specified in this blog greatly helps the body.
It was most likely one of the things that we need learn for us to have a healthier life.low carbs is solid. In any case do you realize that there are additionally great carbs and awful carbs? Awful carbs comprise of those prepared sustenance like white bread, pasta, pop and baked goods.
It was definitely one of the things that we need learn for us to have a healthier life. Giving up carbs is hard, especially when we are used of eating those high carbs food. But do you know that there are also good carbs and bad carbs? Bad carbs consist of those processed food like white bread, pasta, soda and pastries. So we should avoid eating this kind of food. Good carbs are those complex carb grains like brown rice and oats. So it’s better to switch our diet to good carbs food.
It was definitely one of the things that we need learn for us to have a healthier life.Low carbs is healthy. But do you know that there are also good carbs and bad carbs? Bad carbs consist of those processed food like white bread, pasta, soda and pastries. So we should avoid eating this kind of food. Good carbs are those complex carb grains like brown rice and oats. So it’s better to switch our diet to good carbs food.
good! i will tray this diet
I just started my health eating plan after struggling with my weight for many years
I have joined slimmers world and it seems to be working, I enjoyed reading this blog it has helped me understand more about low carbs as I find this topic confusing
However I have found that getting rid of as much sugar out of my diet has the biggest impact on weight loss
My personal trainer at absolutefitnessnc always suggests a good diet plan plus time at the gym. I believe it’s called a health club for a reason. My trainer which is also the owner came up with a new method of working out called meta endurance training. If you have a hard time filling up on food try lean chicken or steak with seasonings. Good luck with your weight loss goals.
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