nutrition weight loss

NUTRITION WEIGHT LOSS

Knowing the most common nutrition weight loss taboos.

nutrition weight loss
nutrition weight loss

You have subscribed to the best nutrition weight loss magazines and have practically borrowed all the books containing that topic from the local library in the hope of achieving the desired weight naturally. Shopping for groceries takes longer than usual as you thoroughly go over all the food labels. You probably think you should earn a medal or something for being a nutrition weight loss expert, but are you sure you are doing and eating the right stuff?

Experts revealed the Diet Sins and how they can be avoided:

# 1 Mistake: You assume that what you drink and eat is good enough.

This is a very common nutrition weigh loss mistake. Fruit juices are not as good as eating whole fruits. As much as they claim to be 100% fresh, these juices still do not contain as much nutrients as fresh fruits do.

# 2 Mistake: Over-eating and Under-eating.

These are two contrasting situations in nutrition weight loss schemes. Eating too much even if you think you have followed all the low-fat, low-carb brouhaha may still not be a good weight loss practice for you.

# 3 Mistake: Using numerous supplements.

Vitamins are supplements. They can be a part of your nutrition weight loss program but should not be taken in excessively or be made to replace the nutrients that you don’t get from the foods you eat. Vitamins should be prescribed by a doctor and should not be solicited from just about anybody including the sales person in the local pharmacy.

Nutrition weight loss programs have been in constant limelight all these years. Bottom line, seeking the advice of reliable health practitioners should be your first step in nutrition weight loss plan.

You have subscribed to the best weight loss magazines and have practically borrowed all the books containing that topic from the local library in the hope of achieving the desired weight naturally. You probably think you should earn a medal or something for being a weight loss expert, but are you sure you are doing and eating the right stuff?

Eating too much even if you think you have followed all the low-fat, low-carb brouhaha may still not be a good weight loss practice for you. They can be a part of your nutrition weight loss program but should not be taken in excessively or be made to replace the nutrients that you don’t get from the foods you eat. Bottom line, seeking the advice of reliable health practitioners should be your first step in nutrition weight loss plan.

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More resources: NYTimes  Eatingwell 

Nutrition bars – the good and bad sides

NUTRITION BARS – the good and bad sides

nutrition bars
nutrition bars

From frozen pizza, to microwave popcorn, to nutrition bars … What will they think of next? Our great uncles and aunts would have shaken their heads in disbelief too if someone had presented them with these nutrition bars.

Nutrition bars can take the place of a regular meal. Bars which include energy bars, protein bars, and diet bars among others, were basically manufactured to help people who have to maintain healthy weights and on constantly work out activities meet their meal requirements. Nutrition bars may be used as an option if you can’t sit down for a meal.

There are numerous types and brands of nutrition bars available. These have different levels of nutritional contents for different nutritional requirements. These health bars are more common in athletes as these are being used to provide them the energy needed to make them endure the physical activities.

A lot of opposing issues on the dangers of the health bars have been thrown back and forth. A study on several nutrition bars has revealed that more than half of the brands fail to meet what their labels claim. One reason that several of the bars failed to pass the study was because they posted the wrong nutritional information on their wrappers. Some claim to contain less carbohydrate and sugar when in fact it contains way more than its label says. As a result of the study, several warnings were issued regarding the credibility of the nutrition information on the wrapper’s labels.

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Reading the label on that nutrition bar from end to end may not be a better thing to do than not reading it at all. The reality is these bars would require more sugar and some other stuff to make them taste good. The more delicious and the less healthy … So next time you need to eat, make time for a light meal and stop settling on a bar.

Nutrition bars can take the place of a regular meal. Bars which include energy bars, protein bars, and diet bars among others, were basically manufactured to help people who have to maintain healthy weights and on constantly work out activities meet their meal requirements. Nutrition bars may be used as an option if you can’t sit down for a meal. One reason that several of the bars failed to pass the study was because they posted the wrong nutritional information on their wrappers.

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More resources: Shape  MensJournal  

Choosing nutritious foods

Choosing nutritious foods

nutritious foods
nutritious foods

Everyday we have lots of choices about what to eat and drink. Discretionary foods are higher in saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and kilojoules. nutritious foods. The Australian Dietary Guidelines, recommend that we choose widely from the Five Food Groups and limit discretionary foods that are higher in saturated fat, added salt and added sugars.

Discretionary foods have become easier, cheaper and more attractive choices than ever before. Recent surveys of Australian eating patterns tell us that we are choosing discretionary foods and drinks too often and this means we are also getting too many kilojoules and missing out on getting enough nutritious foods from the Five Food Groups.
An image of someone shopping to illustrate content about choosing nutritious foods.
Where are you now?

The first step to ensuring a balanced healthy diet and to control your weight, is to take a look at how you’re going now. Use the tables above to find out how many serves you need from the five food groups for your age and sex.

The ‘Are you eating for health?’ quiz in the Dietary Guidelines Summary book will also give you useful clues about where to direct your efforts for best effect.
Too many discretionary foods and drinks

Swap discretionary snacks for snacks from the five food groups.

Choose desserts based on fruit and low fat milk or yogurts.

Instead of takeaway or instant meals for lunch take leftovers from dinner either the night before or out of the freezer.
How to limit foods and drinks high in saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that we limit how much saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol we eat and drink.

Swapping discretionary foods for foods from the Five Food Groups will reduce how much saturated fat, added salt and added sugars you eat and give you more fibre. It will also help you limit your kilojoules and lose weight.

Reading labels to compare products is also a great way to limit saturated fat, added sugars, added salt and kilojoules.

It can also be useful to plan ahead for eating out.

Another strategy to limit discretionary foods and drinks and avoid extra kilojoules when you’re trying to lose weight is to be selective, focus on smaller portion sizes and eat more ‘mindfully’.

Most people have their favourites amongst discretionary foods and drinks. Some people have a sweet tooth and might love chocolate, others prefer savoury. Some people enjoy a glass of good wine more than anything else. This first step to reducing discretionary foods is to be selective, only have the discretionary choices you enjoy most and buy the best quality you can afford.

Think about how small a portion we could have and still enjoy it. We still enjoy a smaller portion. Being able to have small tastes of more discretionary foods, more often can be better than a large serve only very occasionally.

But the key to enjoying smaller portions is to eat ‘mindfully’. This means removing other distractions or waiting until they go away, focussing on just eating and using all your senses to enjoy the food. Eat slowly, thinking about how a food looks, smells, tastes and feels in our mouth.

Discretionary foods are higher in saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and kilojoules. The Australian Dietary Guidelines, recommend that we choose widely from the Five Food Groups and limit discretionary foods that are higher in saturated fat, added salt and added sugars.

Most people have their favourites amongst discretionary foods and drinks. Being able to have small tastes of more discretionary foods, more often can be better than a large serve only very occasionally.

Eat slowly, thinking about how a food looks, smells, tastes and feels in our mouth.

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Other resources: BBCBest health magazine