Weight and Misconceptions

As nations are getting the larger governments across the world are trying to do something to combat the problem. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest killers across the world and many of us are now trying to lose weight and get fitter as a result of this. The dieting industry is a massive business but when you’re faced with and look in to all of the different types of diets, it can become very confusing for you to work out which one is the best for you. There are so many options and some of us turn to weight loss medication and others decide to diet and exercise. We will now take a more detailed look at some of the options that we have when we decide to lose weight.

The banting diet

So, what is banting diet? The banting diet is whereby you eat fats which are healthy whilst at the same time reduce your carbohydrate intake. We are all now fully aware that fat doesn’t make people put on weight, so this type of diet promotes those healthy, good fats. Rice, potatoes and pasta all make up carbohydrates that can make you put on weight when eating them to excess. It is the reduction of these that help the process of losing weight. If you mix the banting diet with a good exercise regime, whereby you are doing sixty minutes of exercise a day, then the health benefits will be seen in your waistline.

Misconceptions

With all diets, there are number of misconceptions that are built in to the information that we read. As mentioned above, it’s not fat that makes you put on weight, it is the sugar in the carbohydrates that causes the issue. We also have to be aware that carbohydrates are a non-essential part of our diet. It is protein and fat that make up the essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function. As with any diet, you have to make sure that it is suited to you. If you have underlying health issue whereby you have to reduce your fats, regardless of whether they are good or bad, then this diet is not for you. It is also worth mentioning that a diet should be a lifestyle change or the results will not be long-lasting and you could end up putting back on any weight that you have lost.

Cholesterol

There had been a number of studies investigating the effect of cholesterol in our bodies. It is now argued that not all cholesterol is bad and in fact we need some cholesterol in our bodies to make up the essential building blocks of our cells. The banting diet has recommendations about the amount of cholesterol that we need to consume and the kinds of fats that we should be eating.

The banting diet uses science to prove that it actually works. There are now more people who have started to follow the banting diet so that they can get back to a weight.

Author: Zahid

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