You Don’t Need a Fancy Diet

It is no secret that obesity is the biggest health challenge facing Americans today. Across all socioeconomic sectors, too much weight is the single largest health problem. Millions of dollars have been thrown at the problem and all manner of new-fangled diets have been promoted to get rid of obesity.

Yet some new meta-studies have shown that it still comes back to the calories-in, calories-out equation. A review of 19 studies with more than 3,000 participants showed that low-carb and high-carb diets don’t differ in the amount of weight lost in the first few months or for up to two years after the initial weight loss.

Restricting a single macronutrient isn’t going to make you lose weight. Instead, you have to limit your portions enough that your body starts to burn fat and you relearn how much food you really need. That can be very hard in a land of super-sized restaurants, but it can be done.

I also advocate that the food you do eat should be highly nutritious and organic if possible. It’s not just a matter of cutting calories but getting the right calories and nutrients, as well as drinking enough water. Water is essential for fat metabolism and most people do not drink nearly enough.

Are you working on getting your weight under control, or have given up hope that you’ll ever be thin and healthy? Let me help you. Contact Frank Tortorici to get your health back on track.

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