Eating healthy: not the best weight loss option!

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December 14, 2015

Many are led to believe the best way to achieve weight loss is by tightening up their eating habits and eating healthy food, not to mention fad diets that destroy your metabolism and cause further weight gain when it is abandoned.

Eating healthy is for maintaining weight, but it isn't as effective in reducing your weight.

Eating healthy foods like fruits can be a hindrance to losing weight as they carry sugars such as fructose and sucrose.

For example, one medium-size banana carries about three teaspoons of sugar. Fruits do contain micronutrients, vitamins and minerals that are important for the body. During the period of weight loss, I suggest getting these important nutrients from greens or supplements.

To lose weight your body needs to be in a caloric deficit; according to the Calorie Control Council, females are to consume 2,000 calories per day and males 2,500. Therefore, both genders are to consume below these amounts in order to lose weight. However, everyone doesn't have the same metabolic rate, therefore these figures are subject to change, depending on the individual.

To lose weight, the body needs the ability to catabolize - breakdown the ingested food and release energy. This also creates room for the pattern of eating known as intermittent fasting. Before attempting to lose weight, I strongly advise that you consult your doctor, as some of the above mentioned may not suit you if you have an adverse

medical condition.

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