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What is your opinon about these weight loss diet errors and mistakes weight watchers are making in their weight loss efforts

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Initial post: Mar 1, 2012 5:25:00 AM PST


Healthy Weight Loss - 4 Dieting Mistakes and Tips

If you ask anyone what is the best way to lose weight, chances are you will get as many answers to the question as people you ask. Some of the advice may be right on but, more times than not, the advice will probably be some sort of misconception that has no basis in health and can be downright dangerous. I've coached many women through the years on how to achieve healthy weight loss. This article outlines four dieting mistakes with accompanying healthy weight loss tips.

Mistake #1: Fad diets emphasizing singular foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight.

Tip: No food is able to burn fat. Grapefruit, celery, and cabbage are healthy foods because they contain fiber and fiber helps you to feel full, but these foods do not burn fat. Any diet that strictly limits calories is dangerous. A diet less than 800 calories per day may cause heart rhythm abnormalities that can be fatal.

The best way to lose weight is to cut back on the number of calories you eat and be more physically active. These two important lifestyle changes can lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Mistake #2: It is possible to lose weight by eating whatever you want.

Tip: The secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. Pay attention to the total number of calories you eat each day. Try eating smaller amounts of the foods you enjoy. Choose foods that are low in calories such as lean meats, whole grain carbohydrates and fruits and vegetables. Stay away from junk foods that are loaded in calories. Some form of daily exercise is mandatory for weight loss success.



Mistake #3: Eating low-fat or fat-free foods will guarantee weight loss.

Tip: Low-fat or fat-free foods are lower in fat calories but, if you look carefully at the label, chances are the total amount of calories per serving size may be the same or more than the original full-fat version. This is because sugar, flour, or starch thickeners are added to the foods to improve their flavor and texture. Calories are calories no matter what the source.

Always check the Nutrition Facts on food packages to find out how many calories are in a serving and how large the serving size is.

Mistake #4: You should never eat nuts if you want to lose weight.

Tip: Although nuts are high in calories and fat, in small amounts, they are important to a healthy weight-loss program. Nuts contain heart healthy fats, dietary fiber, and minerals including magnesium and copper.

Nuts make a satisfying high protein snack between meals. A small portion of nuts is equal to one quarter cup or about 84 calories. Some good examples are 15 almonds or 11 walnuts.

It is always a good idea to check reliable information sources when contemplating weight loss in order to not jeopardize your health in the process.



Posted on May 2, 2012 11:38:53 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:51:53 AM PDT
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I agree whole-heartedly with all 4 points and I am guilty of adopting all 4 of them in my many attempts to lose weight. I've tried everything, done everything and was very nearly ready to quit ever trying again.

And one day I woke up and said, "Enough is Enough!" Friends I trusted were trying to lure me into another weight loss program, (this one involved drinking chocolate flavored cheesecake shakes twice a day!) and I threw all of my toys out of the pram and declared I would find a way - that didn't involve traditional dieting, that didn't involve any gimmicks ... just plain old sensible eating, plain old sensible exercising ... and getting my head right.

I discovered that one of the reasons I had failed with traditional diets was that my head wasn't right. Forget the fact that most of the diets I'd tried were restrictive, like your examples above, I simply didn't have a winning mindset.

So long story short, I developed some really basic guidelines for myself and committed to them for a period of time, and voila! finally I am slim. I dropped so much weight simply by being normal about it all.

And I decided to write a book about what I learned in the hope that I might help others who've been on the same dieting merry-go-round as me.

No, I don't look like a Victoria Secret's model, but I do have a body fat percentage of 16% now. For the first time in my life I am considered LEAN. So crazy ... I've been OBESE forever according to that scale .. and now I'm lean.

So in answer to the question you propose, I full heartedly agree that fad dieting will NEVER work because you can't stick to it for life and it doesn't correct any of the behaviors that need to be fixed for long term sustainability, the introduction of the low-fat craze spiked obesity numbers because of the addition of sugar to make the foods taste palatable and nuts ARE fabulous. Especially walnuts for brain function.

I live by a very simply philosophy now ... If God didn't make it, I'm not eating it. It's simple and it works for me.

Thank you for your post ...

The 4 Pillars Of Weight Loss

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 11:59:25 AM PDT
Swedey says:
Good luck with your sales promotion.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 12:25:06 PM PDT
Thank you ... even if I help just ONE person with it, it will have been worth it : )

This has been a miserable roller coaster for 33 years and finally I feel normal.

Have a fabulous day!

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 3:00:05 PM PDT
Enigma. says:
How about real results and no diet needed??
Key is to eat smart, which means total variety of foods, and the best way is buy whatever is on sale , this way you will eat all kind of different foods , vegies, fruits, and you will get the benefit of saving and getting helathy.
The absolute key is not to over eat, and if you want to know how I contol that look at Before and now Peter Calka 30 days amazing. I am very impressed and you will be too. No more need to wory about what you eat just how much and even that is not important when you know how to control your appetite

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 4:34:22 PM PDT
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Swedey says:
But isn't drinking an appetite suppressant tea 'dieting'?

Posted on May 18, 2012 3:04:13 PM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
Sometimes I take those online surveys. Once I had a survey on weight loss programs (the kinds you have to pay for.) They wanted to know which ones I've tried. Which one I wanted to try next. And then, the next choice after that. Obviously, all these programs are set up for eventual failure. It's a BUSINESS, and if everybody got skinny then they would have no customers and no cash-flow. If you have to PAY for it, you're not really expected to succeed.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 4:11:23 AM PDT
Any person that has been dealing with " diets" hates the word diet! It has to be a way of life . I like the Weight watchers program but they do not really get it's not what your eating it's what is eating you! We stuff if we're bored ,lonely ,tired or just out of habit.When your sick and tired of being sick and tired like I am right now you make better choices.
If there was a program that could put OA and WW together it could work (only if you worked it). OA for me is way over the top almost like a cult (for me)------------- (over eaters anonymous)I like all there messages alot makes sense just too radical.I do believe people can help people one another without all the drama rama

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 5:00:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 5:02:33 PM PDT
Julie J says:
Why do you think the weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry? Because there are millions of repeat customers! I went on Atkins, Lindora, Weight Watcher, HCG Diet. You name it. I tried it. Then after I stopped dieting, I gained the weight BACK because I went back to eating the same junk food I craved - in unhealthy amounts. It wasn't until I worked through my emotional issues that I had any success changing my life style and the way I ate. If you're "addicted" to food, no diet is ever going to solve your problems... Now I'm finally in control of what and when I eat.

ThinStead: The ultimate plan to lose the weight, feel great, and quit dieting forever!

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 7:54:56 AM PST
Diets don't work. If you lose weight, it will return once you come off the diet. The problem is that people think you only have to cut down on food and increase exercise to lose weight. The reason why most people are overweight is because of some sort of mental problem e.g. food addiction, emotional eating, poor relation wioth food etc. You need to tackle these problems before you can consider losing weight permanently. A good place to start is the free information at the following link about why diets can't possibly work:
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