June 2011

Fad Diets

Are you the first to jump on the bandwagon for new diets?
Just like fashion, diets come and go, and you hope to pick the one that lasts. When it comes to diets, there are some easy ways to know the right from the wrong:

* no food or diet provides the magic answer to health or weight loss, it’s all about habits
* eliminating food groups or not combining certain foods simply decreases variety and nutrition, not weight
* buying special products, supplements, or formulas will only decrease the weight of your wallet
* if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is

Changing your eating habits is about the foods you choose and the portions you eat. Learning to make these adjustments will help you lose weight and when combined with physical activity, improve your overall health.