Forget the Trends and Keep It Simple


Woman Shopping for Fresh Produce

Stunned, you listen to a nationally televised news broadcaster announce that recent research confirms one of your favorite foods is healthier than once believed. Six months ago, you emptied your pantry of this food due to the same news broadcaster’s declaration that consuming it could be detrimental to your health. Because you desperately desire to lose weight and improve your health, you’re torn about this new information. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Every day, conflicting dietary information seems to hit the airwaves. To realize the progress you dream about, consider forgetting the trends in favor of keeping it simple.

To successfully lose weight, you must start burning more calories than you consume on a daily basis. You can accomplish this task by making healthier food choices and spending more time at the gym. Making better food selections requires knowledge about appropriate serving sizes. Many people mistakenly believe they can consume as many healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats as they desire. However, healthy foods contain calories too. If you struggle with serving sizes, consider referring to a reputable source such as the American Heart Association.

When shopping for groceries, limit your purchases of prepackaged, processed foods. These types of foods are often packed with waistline expanding calories, sodium, sugar, and fat. Instead, fill your shopping cart with the real, colorful foods typically located in the peripheral sections of your grocery store. To improve your chances of realizing your weight loss goals, you should also strive to prepare meals at home more often. When you eat at home, you won’t face the temptation to eat your favorite restaurant’s rib-eye steak, loaded baked potato, bread sticks, or cheese cake. Cooking at home also gives you control over the seasonings you add to your food. You can swap salt and sugar for herbs and spices.

If you need help starting your diet remake, consider scheduling a free appointment with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center near you.

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