By: Michelle Parker WorldWideWeirdNews.com
Many people assume that going on a diet means that they will have to starve, be hungry all the time and never eat their favorite food again.
This is not true, and such extremes can be detrimental to your health.
People have reported that they became anorexic by giving up too much food after they tried to lose weight.
Many people are afraid to go to a nutritionist for fear that they will be told to cut out a lot of the food that they are consuming and it will leave them starving.
However, this is not the case. As a matter of fact, nutritionists encourage people to eat within 45 minutes after waking up.
They also encourage you to eat a full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
For many people, the reason they gain weight is because they eat food blindly. They nibble on food while watching movies or they eat food just because they see good snacks.
These extra calories are ruining your diet and your health.
There are people who lost weight by eating their favorite junk food, but they limited the amount of their food intake.
John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, weighed 280 pounds when he began his “McDonald's-only diet.”
After 90 days of eating McDonald's food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, he lost 37 pounds, and at the end of six months, he weighed 224 pounds. Cisna said that his bad cholesterol also went down during that time.
Cisna said that his success came after he limited his daily intake to 2,000 calories and exercised for 45 minutes, five times a week.
Cisna now serves as a brand ambassador for McDonald’s, and he travels the country to share his story about the importance of choice and balance.
Mark Haub, who is a nutrition professor at Kansas State University, ate mostly junk food for ten weeks.
Haub ate chips, sugary cereals and cookies. However, he also took a multivitamin and drank protein shakes during his experiment.
At the end of his experiment, Haub said that he lost weight, lowered his cholesterol, and reduced triglycerides.
His success also came from limiting his calories to 1,800 per day. It is suggested for a male of his size to consume around 2,600 calories in a day.
A spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association said that she is not surprised with Haub’s results.
When you lose weight, regardless of how you’re doing it, even if it is with packaged food, generally you will see these markers improve when weight loss has improved.
However, the lack of fruits and vegetables could affect one's long-term health. Try to incorporate one fruit a day even if you don’t like the taste.
Many people hate doing exercise as they are under the misconception that it has to be strenuous.
This is not the case as you can walk at a regular pace. Every step you take is good for your health. Try to push yourself to walk everyday a little bit more.
Don’t put yourself down, you can do it. Your health is precious, and it is worth it.