Consulting a good nutritionist is not cheap. Anyway, people who are trying to lose weight often ask experts the same questions. American nutritionists responded to 7 most common ones.
1. After abandoning sweet and flour products, I suffer hunger pangs. What should I do?
You feel these spasms because you got used to fighting hunger with high-calorie junk food. You can overcome this physiological dependence by changing the number of meals. Instead of 3 meals, eat 4-5 times a day, but let it be small portions of well-balanced foods. Hunger will eventually recede.
2. What harm can fried food do?
Perhaps, none, and it may even help you. An average daily diet should contain 2000 calories, with no more than 200-400 calories for unhealthy food. So try to keep within these figures, when you fry something. If you strictly stint yourself in your favorite foods, you will most probably give up.
3. Which is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?
To achieve weight loss, it is necessary to increase the metabolic rate, which is dependent mostly on your genes. Still, exercise is more important, as it allows burning more calories.
4. There are so many diets; what should I choose?
There is not a single diet suited for everyone. Do not try to diets that require excluding entire food groups or starving. Look for ones that are most effective for you.
5. Can I have floury and sweet products at least sometimes?
You can eat anything if it fits into 2,000 calorie per day, and at the same time, you should not forget about exercise. Eating floury foods, you will gain this amount just for two pieces of cake and a donut. Can you spend all day without food after that?
6. I jog six days a week, but the belly remains. What am I doing wrong?
Many joggers overestimate the amount of calories they burn. As compensation, they let themselves eat high-calorie foods. As a result, jogging burns 400 calories, and then they gain 800. What weight loss are you talking about?
7. When I lose weight, can I give up the diet carefully?
No way! If you give it up, you will gain weight again. So, you need to find a diet which you can stick to for life.