Top Ten Dieting Facts You Need to Know
The Top Ten Dieting Facts You Need to Know start off with the fact that I personally don’t believe in “dieting”. If you truly want to change your life and solve any weight challenges, a diet is not the answer. A change in eating habits will serve you far better in the long run.
If you need to call eating differently “dieting”, then that’s what we will call it today in this post.
Arming yourself with information is a great way to begin a new diet. Here are ten dieting facts to start you off:
Dieting Fact #1 – Skipping meals is not a good idea –Skipping meals has not only a negative impact on your diet but also a negative impact on your body. You will only be hungrier later and will be tempted to eat more of the wrong things that will put weight back on, perpetuating the yo-yo diet effect of lose/gain, lose/gain. Plus, you’ll reach for the first thing you can find to satisfy your hunger. I’ll bet that won’t be fresh vegetables and hommus; it will be a muffin, donut or cookie. I speak from experience. A corn or bran muffin was always my go-to salvation. I thought it was healthier than a chocolate chip or pistachio muffin…wrong…
Dieting Fact #2 – A diet high in fiber will keep you satisfied longer – Research shows that a diet high in fiber keeps you fuller for longer periods. Fiber is a wonderful addition to your diet and your health. Seek out foods high in fiber and incorporate them into your daily routine. Especially for people prone to constipation, this is important. Skip the drugs and laxatives and eat some crunchy fibrous vegetables!
Dieting Fact #3 – Diet without exercise will cause you to lose muscle not just fat – Many individuals feel that if they diet for a short period of time, say six to eight weeks, they will lose the weight and it will just stay off. This may work for a little while; but if you do not incorporate exercise into a diet with changed eating habits, that weight is likely to come right back. If you remain thin, you will have lost muscle tone that is essential to a strong, healthy body.
Dieting Fact #4 – Breakfast fuels your body – Skipping breakfast is a sure-fire way to eat more calories later in the day. Eating a balanced breakfast that includes proteins, good quality fats, complex carbohydrates and fresh fruits fuels your body and helps keep you going throughout the day. Skipping breakfast is a guarantee that you will be reaching for as many carbs as you can before lunch.
We’ll finish the top ten dieting facts next time, but for today, these first four will get you started down the right path!
Make Your Life a Thin Strong Healthy One!