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Reigning diets

Weight loss diets are endless and typically unsuccessful longterm, but that doesn’t stop the vast majority of chronic dieters to try the latest. Here’s a brief glimpse into what’s going on now.

  • 16:8 – this is a type of fasting. For 16 hours one fasts but during the remaining 8 hours, you can eat what you like. There’s legitimate science to “fasting” overnight. But eating “whatever” one wants can spell trouble. My best tip: leave a minimum of 12 hours between your last meal of the day and breakfast. And don’t skip breakfast.
  • Nordic – while not a weight loss plan, people are using it as such. It’s positively compared to the Mediterranean diet: more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, seafood and canola oil (instead of olive oil). Home cooked meals are promoted. The lifestyle suggestions “lagom” or not too little – not too much. My best tip: plants should take up a majority of space on your plate. Use a smaller plate.
  • Military – has nothing to do with the military. Ten pound weight loss is promised in a week. Highly prescriptive “diet” foods at about 1100 calories daily. My best tip: Rapid weight loss ALWAYS results in rapid regain; so aim for a reasonable weekly loss. Increase your activity level, plan your produce and eat foods you enjoy!

Weight loss¬† or weight management is challenging. Don’t make it more so by following an unsustainable plan. Be sane to be well,

Marcia

 

 

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