Category Archives: Nutrition

Weight Loss Myths and Facts:Vegetarian diets mean weight loss and better health

Vegetarian Weight Loss PlanBest Weight Loss Diet Plan Myth 4B: A Vegetarian diet means you are sure to lose weight and be healthier.

Myth = As in non-vegetarian diets, vegetarian diets have their own set of challenges to nutritional adequacy. Nutrients that non-vegetarians normally consume from animal products may not always be found in a vegetarian eating plan. Additionally, vegetarians, just as non-vegetarians, can make poor food choices for weight loss and are not immune to being overweight.  Continue reading

Myths and Facts to Successful Weight Loss: High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.

Is a high protein low carb the best weight loss diet plan?Best Weight Loss Diet Myth 4AHigh-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.

Myth = The long-term health effects of a high-protein/low-carbohydrate (HPLC) diet are unknown. But, by getting most of our daily calories from high-protein foods like meat, eggs, and cheese we are following a diet plan that has a higher percentage of fat calories, saturated fat at that, and thus raises the risk of heart disease. Is this the best weight loss diet plan you want to follow? Continue reading

Myths and Facts to Successful Weight Loss: Carbohydrates are bad for your diet plan.

Good weight loss diet plans include carbohydrates.Carbohydrates Myth 3A: Carbohydrates are bad for your diet.

Myth = It used to be fat that got the bad rap many years ago and now its carbohydrates taking the finger-pointing when to comes to our being overweight.  When trying to lose weight, be mindful of the kinds of carbohydrates we are eating and of course, how much we are eating. That doesn’t mean we should ban all carbohydrates from our weight loss diet plan. Continue reading