GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
Confused about all the diets available for weight loss? Quick fix, fad diets are everywhere promising fast weight loss.
Consider these weight loss myths and facts:
Remember that weight gain did not occur overnight and neither will weight loss. It takes time to lose weight.
Focus on decreasing calories consumed while increasing calories expended through exercise.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Myth: Skipping meals can help with weight loss.
Fact: Most people who skip meals tend to overeat later in the day.
- Myth: Eating in the evening causes weight gain.
Fact: The time that you eat does not affect weight gain. It is the amount of calories you take in during the entire day.
- Myth: High protein diets work well for weight loss.
Fact: High protein, low carb diets are often high
in fat and cholesterol. These diets are often difficult to follow long-term.
- Myth: Some foods like grapefruit and cabbage help to burn fat.
Fact: No food burns fat. Reduced
calories eaten and physical activity daily is the best way to lose weight and burn fat.
- Myth: Quick weight loss diets equate to permanent weight loss.
Fact: Quick weight loss diets are
typically water losses that will be regained. A slow weight loss of 1-2 lbs. per week is most effective long-term.
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator