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Posted March 22, 2018 by flystly flystly
Conventional wisdom says adopting healthy lifestyle changes — like cleaning up your diet, spending more time in the gym, and going to sleep a few hours earlier — will help you lose weight, because doing something is better than doing nothing at all, right?To get more health articles, you can visit shine news official website.

The problem is, what works for someone else may not always work for you. There is no singular answer to weight loss, but some habits can set you back more than others, even when you have the best of intentions.

Here, the “healthy” strategies that might prevent you from losing as much weight as you could, and what you should do to shed pounds instead.
Sticking to proper portion sizes will help you lose weight, but if you cut them down too drastically too quickly, your hunger hormone ghrelin will spike, signaling to your brain that you’re not full. At the same time, your body won’t produce as much of the satiety hormone leptin.

The result? “You’ll end up in a perpetual state of ‘starvation mode,’ which often results in overeating followed by the subsequent feelings of guilt, shame, or failure from not following your diet,” explains metabolic training expert Nathan Trenteseaux, owner of Underground Fitness Revolution in Florida.

Try this: If you want to reduce your portion sizes the right way, you need a balanced ratio of protein, vegetables, and healthy fats to feel satisfied for the 3 to 5 hours in between your daily meals.

Aim for at least 25 grams of lean protein per meal, ideally at least 30 if muscle gain is your goal. If you need to eyeball it, protein should make up roughly a quarter of your plate, says Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N., author of Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging. The other quarter of your plate should contain fiber-rich whole grains, while the rest — about half your plate — should be loaded with vegetables.Any time a food is listed as low-fat, the food manufacturers have replaced the fat with sugars or other potentially harmful chemicals and additives,” Trenteseaux says, meaning they’ll typically pack more empty calories than their full-fat counterparts. “In addition, your body needs healthy fats for a number of processes, including hormone production, brain function, and, yes, even fat loss.”

That’s because fat is a super satiating nutrient, so it will help you feel fuller, longer. It’s true, eating too much of it can contribute to weight gain (it clocks in at 9 calories per gram) — but going overboard on any food, including those heavy in carbs and protein, will pile on the pounds, too.
Lena Graham wrote at May 30, 2018
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I absolutely agree here. Indeed,according to stats from, most Americans find it easiest to grab fast food or order a pizza when they're in a rush or hungry. No matter if your body shows the effects of these unhealthy habits or not, we can almost all admit that we have given into junk food much more than we should. Like Jane said, one would think it'd be enough to just tell people about this huge problem in our country, but it isn't. Unfortunately, Americans aren't believing these habits are hurtful until they are obese/overweight/diabetic. Even after the consequences, some do not work on stopping these habits. This is a sad, widespread problem that we need to continue facing until things are better. Although not much regarding Americans and fast food has changed in the past few years, the battle is not lost yet. We are all still fully aware of the problem and many are trying to help themselves and others by talking about the issue or creating programs. I think that more states should have a program like the one in Kentucky Jane referred to.
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