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Extreme Weight Loss Season 5 Episode 1 | Robert and Raymond


Extreme Weight Loss Season 5 Episode 1 | Robert and Raymond

Every day, countless people decide they want to change how they feel, how they look, how their bodies function. They pledge to adopt new habits, many of them following very specific, very restrictive rules about what, when, and how much to eat in order to drop extra pounds.

Unfortunately, many of these people will fall off the weight-loss program wagon at some point. The problem is, no matter how much we want to be leaner and healthier, that can’t happen over the long term if we make food decisions that are based on incomplete or incorrect information. (And there’s plenty of that kind out there.)

How much do you know about eating for weight loss? Take this short quiz to find out.

True or False?

1. Reading a book while eating is better than watching TV.

2. Greek nonfat yogurt is always the best choice.

3. It’s okay to substitute frozen fruits and vegetables for fresh.

4. Diets are fine, but cravings always get out of control and sabotage results.

5. It’s too expensive, time-consuming, and tough for the average person to get access to truly personalized weight loss advice.

My Answers

1. Reading a book while eating is better than watching TV: FALSE.
You may get smarter from a book than from the tube, but you shouldn’t do either while you’re eating. Any activity that distracts you from what and how much you consume is a “don’t.” Not only are you likely to down a larger quantity of food (and gain weight) when your attention is diverted, but you’ll be compromising the satisfaction that comes with food mindfulness–enjoying and appreciating all the different tastes, textures, and aromas that make good food pleasurable.

2. Greek nonfat yogurt is always the best choice: FALSE.
Sure, Greek yogurt is often a healthful choice, especially in terms of the probiotic cultures it offers for your digestion. But did you know that the nonfat varieties may not keep you as satisfied as long as the ones with more fat? Also, processed nonfat foods tend to contain more sugar. I would opt for 2% fat or more. (As for the toppings and added fruit, please forget them. Add your own nuts and berries.)

3. It’s okay to substitute frozen fruits and vegetables for fresh: TRUE.
Fresh, organic produce is the best choice, for sure. However, there are times and places where fresh ones aren’t available. Instead, it’s perfectly all right to opt for frozen fruits or vegetables instead. Just be sure the frozen foods are organic and packed plain in the bag–no added syrups, seasonings, or sauces. And pay attention to portions (take out only a serving).

4. Diets are fine, but cravings always get out of control and sabotage results: TRUE.
That’s the problem with “diets” in the way the word is used today. Yes, you gain ease with a diet that tells you what and when to eat, but there’s a point when the restrictions become stifling. Many structured diet plans are just not sustainable over the long term. And then? You stray a little more day after day until…suddenly you’re exactly where you were, weight-wise, when the program started–if not worse.

5. It’s too expensive, time-consuming, and tough for the average person to get access to truly personalized weight loss advice: FALSE.
On the surface, one-size-fits all diets that rely on restrictions and rules may seem simpler than seeking personalized advice. But when these diets fail (as they so often do), what you lose in confidence and–frequently–gain in even more extra pounds is truly costly. What’s really expensive, time-consuming, and tough is bouncing around from one ineffective program to another without gaining better health along the way.

What you need is a program that really works, and that takes support tailored to your own lifestyle, personality, and medical history and conditions. Stop perpetuating misconceptions, and stop procrastinating. As long as you continue that pattern, that’s how long you are going to stay where you are. Regain control of your weight and, with it, your wellness by taking that first critical step: recognizing what you can do for yourself, and seeking help where necessary.

Roberta Roberts Mittman, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., M.S., is a nutritional and lifestyle consultant, holistic mindset mentor, and nationally board-certified acupuncturist. Roberta is excited to announce her new program, THE WEIGHT IS OVER, a perfectly timed wellness SOS after summer fun has left you with more pounds than memories. This 12-session group teleprogram will guide you step by step to finally release your extra baggage and find the way back to your own personal success in a safe, intimate group setting. Find out more or register today!

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