"Are all diet plans lies? I've been burned so many times."
With the tsunami of nutrition information in the media, it can be overwhelming to tell what is fact or fiction. Currently, the CDC reports 1/3 of American adults are obese. This fuels the fire for the marketing of countless diet plans available. So many people are concerned about their weight, but not quite sure how to achieve weight loss. More importantly, how can you successfully maintain weight loss? People are desperate to change old habits and lose weight at any cost.
Signs of a Fad Diet Plan
There are several pitfalls to avoid when selecting a diet plan. If you can say "yes" to any of the following questions, the diet plan you are considering is probably a fad diet.
Most of these fad diets focus on the quick fix rather than a healthy lifestyle change.
Instead of falling for yet another ‘diet plan,’ try a healthy eating style.
What is a Healthy Eating Style?
Healthy eating is based on three important elements:
Balance refers to eating foods from all of the food groups. Variety is selecting a wide array of foods within each group. Proportion is being aware of the appropriate portions eaten from each of the food groups.
The USDA’s website www.ChooseMyPlate.gov is a useful tool to help make these healthy food choices.
Make Simple Changes for Healthier Eating
It is a fact that simple changes go along way towards making a big difference and help you reach your healthy lifestyle goal. Here are some examples:
Remember, your health is like an investment in your future, just like your 401K!