When you first begin your medical weight loss plan, it’s time to gain some new knowledge and revamp your nutrition plan. It’s time to let go of nutrition “misinformation” that hasn’t served you well, and learn a healthier, scientifically-backed way to nourish your body. In particular, you should focus on the truth about these five common myths.
Not all sugar is bad. Sugar is a “bad word” in the weight loss industry. Bu the truth is that not all sugar is bad for you. Those naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet, and there’s no need to avoid them.
Cutting out entire food groups is rarely necessary. If you’re allergic to something, then by all means you should avoid that food. And if you’ve decided to go vegan for personal reasons, then you will eliminate animal products. But a medical weight loss plan won’t require you to restrict your food groups. Cutting out all dairy or all grains, for example, could actually deprive you of essential nutrients.
Fat is not bad. People hear the word “fat” and automatically associate it with weight gain and unhealthy foods. But the truth is that our bodies do need some fat to process nutrients and function correctly. Just focus on healthy, unsaturated fats, like those contained in olive oil, salmon, nuts, seeds, and avocados.
Yes, you can taste your favorite foods. Deciding that a food is “bad” and “off limits” is a surefire way to make yourself crave it more. With a medical weight loss plan, the key is portion control and moderation. Yes, you can have a taste of your favorite dishes, just not every day and in large quantities.
No, you don’t have to starve. Some people mistakenly believe that a medical weight loss plan will cut their calories so low that they suffer headaches or crankiness, and are unable to function. But the truth is that we want to keep your metabolism healthy, so that you’re able to lose weight steadily but gradually.
For more information on a nutrition plan that helps you achieve your goals, call our office to schedule a consultation.