Nutrition and Balanced Diet
Make Dieting a Thing of the Past
Eat Right & You Won't Need to
Lose Weight in the First Place.
Nutrition and balanced diets make dieting a thing of the past. The problem is when dieting programs ignore the absolute benefits of a nutritious plan, and develop one that actually can cause you to become malnourished.
This is unfortunate...malnourishment is your ticket to remaining overweight.
Malnourishment from a dieting program also places you at risk for weight regain. This occurs when you re-gain the lost weight from dieting. Once this happens, you're at high risk for weight cycling.
Lose weight...Gain it back...Lose it again...Gain it back again
...that's weight cycling. It can place you at greater risk for disease than obesity itself. And this is why practicing the concept of Balanced Nutrition is so important to your success.
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When dieting to lose weight, most people start off malnourished and end up suffering from weight re-gain; the immediate weight gain experienced after dieting.
Starved for micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), you over-eat unhealthy foods in order to correct the deficiency in micronutrients.
Most popular diets overlook the importance of proper nutrition and never correct your micronutrient deficiency…making it even harder for you to lose weight. Lacking proper nutrition, it’s definitely not worth your time.
Proper nutrition normalizes eating behaviors and prevents weight re-gain. Add a once-a-day vitamin & mineral supplement to your diet before trying to lose weight. This is a critical step in preparing for healthy weight loss.
With nutrition as your focus, the other benefits of weight loss will follow.
This brings us to a second concept of...
A diet is considered "balanced" when all food groups are represented in healthy proportions or percentages. This means following the recommended daily allowances for micronutrients and for macronutrients—fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Nutrition and Balanced Diets are often difficult to understand, let alone practice. Yet, they are so important to your success.
Unfortunately, it's very hard to find dieting programs that center on balanced diets. That's because most programs want you to lose weight fast. As consumers of weight loss products, we all want fast results.
But fast results come at the expense of nutrition and balanced diets.
that center on nutrition and balanced diets produce lasting success for dieters at rates 5-10x programs that don't.
Programs that neglect nutrition fail!
The web is literally riddled with good intensions, especially when it comes to weight loss. Most diet programs don't realize the importance of proper nutrition and balanced diets.
Here's a question recently posted by a first time dieter: "Why do diets fail?"
This is a question that really sparked our interest. With the help of several professionals, weight loss studies published by The National Institute of Health (NIH), were reviewed.
One thing was consistently identified from searching several popular diets. This one thing is so important that if it's absent from a dieting plan you're guaranteed to fail.
The one thing common to diets that fail?
Lack of Balanced Nutrition
It serves no purpose, and may even be harmful, to start a diet that's not nutritious. You will starve for certain nutrients and overeat to get the nutrients you need.
And what do you over-eat? The same nutrient poor foods that caused the problem in the first place!
Proper nutrition and a balanced diet are essential to your success. This is what you need to do...
- Undergo a nutritional assessment. Do this before you begin to lose weight.
- Correct any nutrient deficiency (low levels of vitamins or minerals) by taking a complete once-a-day supplement.
Finding a dieting program centered on balanced nutrition is like finding a diamond in the rough. Can you totally forget about fast results?
If so, I found a
in the rough just for you.
There's a lot more to learn about nutrition and balanced diets. The links below should fill in the gaps...Dieting good foods to eat - our extensive list of good diet foods.How to Pick a Diet that is NutritiousNutrition Information - Help finding accurate diet and nutrition information.
And for eating a balanced nutritious diet, click on the links below:Personalized weight loss plansWeight Loss Preparation.
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Traditional mediterranean diets promote the use of nutritious, natural foods. In clincial studies, the diets have been shown to slow the aging process and decrease the risk for developing heart disease and certain cancers.
For a copy of mediterranean diet, and more information about why this diet works, follow this link.
Additional information on the traditional mediterranean diet.
They are balanced diets that center on nutrition.
- Food Essentials
Food essentials for nutrition and balanced diets.
Learn about the essential nature of food.
- The Proper Diet
What makes up a proper diet and how this can help you choose a diet for losing weight.
Avoid major pitfalls and read How to Pick a Diet.
- The New Food Pyramid
A comparison of the old pyramid system with the new one.
Take a look at the old Guide to Food Pyramids and see if any of it rings a bell. The New Food Guide Pyramid uses color codes to make it easy to understand and follow.
Check it out at The New U.S Food Pyramid using the links below.
You will need the Adobe PDF Reader, a free download from Adobe.
Use this link for the My Pyramid HTML Versions.
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