When it comes to struggling with weight management there is one thing that a lot of us have in common, eating out too much. Restaurant meals are served in oversized portions. The ingredients are hard to decipher and the calorie counts are difficult to measure even for the people who come up with the menu ideas, as there is so much fluctuation between cooks and store locations. Frequently eating out is highly associated with higher caloric intake as well as higher body fat percentage.
Most overweight people have at one time or another tried what is commonly called a crash diet so they are well aware of many of the issues involved. During a crash diet a person will restrict intake to an extremely low level, in some cases as low as 500 calories a day.
According to the World Health Organization’s estimates, one third of the world’s population is overweight or obese. This staggering statistic points to the need to address a problem which is now going beyond just the United States.
Summer is almost over, and it is time to begin your Fall routine. If you took a vacation this summer season from your healthy eating habits, the time is now to return to eating behaviors that work for you. The following 4 mantras will remind you of the importance of avoiding as much as possible the use of highly processed foods. Not only are they unhealthy due to additives, preservatives, and ingredients lacking any nutrition, processed and convenience foods in general are high in fat, sodium, and calories. Buyer beware!
When you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, reading food labels properly is an essential skill. Reading a food label not only tells you how many calories you are consuming when you eat a particular food, but it can also provide you with useful information about the food's nutritional value. According to the American Heart Association, following the steps below will help you to understand and utilize the information found on nutrition labels.