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Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

Types of Food Myth 2A: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

Myth = Actually, in small amounts, nuts can be part of a healthy weight loss program.  Nuts are high in calories and fat, however, most nuts contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that help lower blood cholesterol levels.  Nuts are also good sources of protein, dietary fiber, and minerals including magnesium and copper.

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Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss: Chronic dehydration and general lack of water can slow down metabolism.

Meal Times Myth 1D: Chronic dehydration and general lack of water can slow down metabolism.

Fact = The reason that lack of water or dehydration can slow your metabolism is because water is partially involved in the functioning of your liver  Part of the liver’s job is to break down and metabolize fat.  But if the liver receives a body message that the kidneys are water deprived – the liver picks up the activity of water conservation instead of fat burning to help protect the kidneys.  In other words in addition to taxing the function of the kidneys, in a state of dehydration fat storage is increased. Continue reading

Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss:Eating After 8:00 p.m. Causes Weight Gain

Meal Times Myth 1C: Eating After 8:00 p.m. Causes Weight Gain 

Myth = It does not matter what time of day you eat.  It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight.  No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat. Continue reading