Avoid Quick Fix Diets


 

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Since gaining the "freshman fifteen" in college, you’ve desperately desired to lose weight. During the last several years, you’ve failed at more quick fix diets than you can count. Every time a trendy diet plan hits the market, you secretly hope it will be the magic solution to your weight woes. If you can relate to this situation, you’re not alone. Before you peruse the aisle dedicated to fad diet products at your favorite retailer again, consider taking a new approach. Embrace eating real, healthy foods.

Quick fix diets can leave you feeling like both your stomach and wallet are empty. For instance, some diets require you to replace most, if not all, of your meals with a shake, a smoothie, an energy bar, or some other type of food. Severely restricting both your calories and food selections can leave you drained of the necessary energy to power through your hectic days. Over an extended period of time, this practice might also lead to unwanted health issues such as nutrient deficiencies.

 

Eating Real Foods

By replacing quick fix diet plans with real, healthy foods, your energy will likely soar while your weight plummets. When shopping for delicious, weight loss inducing foods, select:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lean meats
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Whole grains

After arriving home from the supermarket, clean and prep veggies and fruits before arranging them in your refrigerator. By completing this extra step, you’ll have quick access to healthy snacks such as carrot sticks, grapes, or apple slices whenever hunger pangs hit.

Moving away from the quick fix diet mindset can be challenging. Unfortunately, succumbing to trendy diets usually doesn’t lead to permanent weight loss success. If you need help developing a new menu plan filled with real, healthy foods, consider scheduling a free, initial appointment with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center near you.

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