With all the weight loss tips out there, it can sometimes be challenging to know which “rules” to follow and which to pass over. Here, review some of the weight loss “tips” you should always ignore to help your new Phentermine 37.5 mg regimen work its magic.
“Exercise Is All You Need”
While exercise is important for burning calories and enjoying overall better health, it is merely part of any successful weight loss plan. What you eat matters, so if you’re constantly consuming foods high in calories, sugar, saturated fat, and trans fat, you won’t see the results you want.
“There’s too much emphasis placed on workouts as the answer to weight loss,” says Ariane Hundt, MS, a New York-based clinical nutrition coach and fitness expert who recommends reducing the amount of calories in your diet.
“Low-Carb Diets Equal Weight Loss”
Reducing your carb intake is only a short-term weight loss fix.
“Low-carb diets are not always terrible, especially if they cut out added sugar and processed carbohydrates. However, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans all have carbohydrates and lots of other nutrients like fiber,” says ACSM-certified exercise physiologist Melissa Morris. “A low-carb diet can cause short-term rapid weight loss, but it’s usually water weight. If you plan on eating carbs again, that weight will come back on.”
“Serious Caloric Reductions Offer The Fast Path To Weight Loss”
When you reduce your caloric intake abruptly, the body goes into survival mode and holds onto its fat reserves.
“Any diet that cuts calories drastically will actually do more harm than good because your body will start to think it is starving and slow metabolism to compensate for this,” notes Morris.
“Calories Are Calories”
The idea that all calories are the same is simply untrue.
“While numerical values may be the same, little else is the same when it comes to the calories between an avocado and a cookie. The combination of other nutrients in any food plays a role in the reactions it triggers in the body,” says personal trainer and certified nutrition coach Candice Seti, PsyD. “Sugary foods, highly processed foods, and the like—even those low in calories—trigger inflammatory reactions in the body, promote cravings, and deprive the body of much-needed macronutrients.”