Dieting Trends: what work, what doesn't and why.
True or False?
Never eat after eight
It is not advisable to eat two to three hours before going to bed, because you are going to be sedentary while sleeping.
It is safe to lose 30 pounds in 6 weeks
Although possible, it is not safe to lose so much weight that quickly. What Ms. Brock advised was losing one to two pounds a week. With gradual weight loss, one is more likely to keep the weight off if they have increased their physical activity and are eating nutrient dense foods instead of calorie dense foods. Rapid weight loss is gained back when the diet is over, often causing the person to gain even more weight than they lost.
Stress (cortisol) makes your tummy fat
Stress hormones begin to peak from three to six pm. Cortisol begins to course through the bloodstream, which cause you crave fatty and sweet foods. If these foods are consumed, they will cause you to gain weight around your belly. Ms. Brock advised eating high protein foods near the end of the day. Taking a chemical concoction stress reduction drugs that are often advertised on the internet will not help to lose belly fat in the long run. What it takes is a lifestyle change.
Lack of sleep makes you fat.
According to Ms. Brock, lacking sleep will simply makes you feel more tired.
Eating low-fat and low-sugar products will help you lose weight
Often food that is advertised as low-fat or low-sugar have compensated for the lack of fat or sugar by adding something else. So, low-fat food often have more sugar and low-sugar food often has more fat or other calories. Consequently, diet foods often have just as many calories. Additionally, often people who are eating low-fat or low-sugar products tend to eat larger servings than the non-diet counterparts. This is why most diet foods tend to not help people lose weight.
Drinking water helps you lose weight
Frequently, when someone feels a hunger pain, what they really are is thirsty. Most people do not know this. Therefor, drinking water can eliminate the feeling of being hungry and the unnecessary consumption of calories. Additionally, drinking water before a meal will cause you to feel fuller and satisfied quicker. This may cause individuals to consume less.