Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss
(HealthDay News) -- If you want to lose weight, it's important
to understand what's really needed to shed extra pounds the healthy
The Weight-Control Information Network debunks these common
- Fad diets are not a safe or effective solution for long-term
- Carbohydrates should not be completely avoided. Whole grains,
fruits and vegetables are healthy sources of carbohydrates.
- If it seems that some people have an easier time losing weight,
many factors (such as age, weight and heredity) contribute to the
ability to shed extra pounds.
- Low-fat or fat-free foods may still be high in calories, even
if the fat content is reduced.
- You can eat fast food occasionally if you make healthy choices
and limit portion sizes.
- Skipping meals is not an effective way to lose weight.
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