1.07.2010

Let's Be FAD FREE.

This time of year, Fad diets are being promoted everywhere.  Miracle pills. Magic exercise gadgets that shrinks the pounds. Crazy food restrictions.
How do you know what really works and what doesn't.

Here are a few tips on how you can weed out the truth from the insane.

  • Avoid Diets that Advocate:
    • Magic of miracle foods
    • Rapid weight loss. (>3 pounds a week) 
    • No Exercise involved
    • Bizarre quantities of one type of food (ex: grapefruit or cottage cheese diets
  • Stay Clear of Diets that have wording:
    • Fast 
    • Miracle
    • Banish Fat
    • Secret Formula 
    • Easy Weight Lost 
  • A Healthy Diet Includes: 
    • Lifestyle changes that can be permanent 
    • A variety of foods from the food guide pyramid that you enjoy. Remember you don't have to cut out anything, just limit the amounts.
    • A gradual weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week.
    • Regular Physical Activity. 

If it sounds too good to be true...... It probably is! 
Remember it all comes down to Balancing Energy In and Energy Out.
Richard Simmons was on Ellen today. He is as crazy as ever. Who knew he was ever still around. I loved the 3 things he tells us all to do for the New Year.
1. Love Yourself
2. Eat Less-- Cut down your Portions
3. Move your Buns
It is as easy as that.  Thanks Richard

1 comment:

  1. Marci,

    I like your blog and have been following it for the past month or so. I am a Physical Therapist and like you I also am no longer involved in formal P.T. I am in the process of starting a blog/website that will address everything from diet to exercise. I want to monetize the site eventually and I'm looking for a Dietician to contribute/partner with. If you are interested please contact me at chadcruz@gmail.com. Thanks for your time.

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