The Diet Deceptive Dozen: The Sneaky Reasons You Might NOT Be Losing | Functional Medicine | Kyrin Dunston MD | Atlanta and Savannah Georgia
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It would seem you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, when it comes to this weight loss game. But yet, you still are not losing weight.
You’re putting in all the effort you have and feel like you’re doing everything right, but that scale just isn’t budging.
Don’t feel alone. Sadly, many people find themselves in this exact same situation day after day and seek out help and advice because of it. They turn to personal trainers, nutritionists, myriad diet programs to help them.
In reality, often one simple issue stands between them and the weight they are seeking.
They aren’t eating as healthy as they think they are.
This week I’m setting the record straight on the 12 sneaky foods you’re eating that you think are healthy but really aren’t in my freebie download report, The Diet Deceptive Dozen.
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Let’s get a few things straight right now.
Healthy Eating Is About More Than Counting Calories
Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes I often see being made is people who think that all they need to do to lose weight is count calories. They literally turn themselves into a walking calorie counter, tracking every single morsel of food that goes into their mouths.
As long as they control that number they think success will be theirs.
While this does put them off to a great start and counting calories is going to help them see better results than if they didn’t count them, it takes more than that to successfully lose weight.
To your body, a calorie isn’t just a calorie. You process certain foods differently, thus they have a different effect on your body. Take protein rich foods for instance. When you consume protein rich foods, your body actually expends more energy just breaking that protein down compared to if you had consumed carbohydrates or dietary fats. Therefore, you net fewer calories. This means those foods can actually give you an edge when it comes to fat loss.
Likewise with dietary fiber that exists naturally in many fruits, vegetables and grains. Your body won’t readily absorb all the calories found in higher fiber foods, therefore when you consume it, you’ll actually excrete some of that energy out. For the average gram of non-fiber carbohydrate, you’ll net 4 calories while for fiber-rich carbs you’ll net just 2 calories.
While this difference may seem minimal, it adds up over time.
Avoiding the Diet Deceptive Dozen will help you to make sure that you are getting the most out of the calories that you are consuming so that your weight loss is helped and not hindered.
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Macros DO Matter
Another problem with the ‘track every calorie and that’s it’ approach is that macros also matter. This means the carbs, proteins, and fats that you are consuming. Each of these macros has a different role to play in the body and getting the right mix in on a daily basis is critical for your results.
Eat a carb only diet of a smaller amount of calories than you are used to and while your taste buds may be happy, your body won’t be feeling good in the long run. This will impact your hormones and your ability to exercise and recover from that exercise, thus influencing your results.
Things Aren’t Always What They Seem
Finally, the last big problem with this approach is that things aren’t always what they seem to be in the food world. Certain foods fly under your radar in disguise. You might think they are healthy choices, but really, they are putting you at risk for both weight gain AND health problems.
Take for instance all the foods listed in my report The Diet Deceptive Dozen. Chances are, you previously thought these were great fat-loss-friendly foods. They aren’t. Take my word for it, if you eat these, you will hinder your progress.
Be sure to have a good look over them to make sure they aren’t the reason you haven’t been seeing success…
As you can see, losing weight is about so much more than just counting calories and exercising. Exactly WHAT you eat, not just how much you eat, is key in losing weight. Heed the Diet Deceptive Dozen and you will be off to a great start!
So as you can see, losing weight is about more than just counting calories, exercising and using supplements. What you eat matters. Don’t ever forget this.
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