Farm Babe: When dieting, don’t lose track of common sense

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Michelle Miller

As we have entered into the new year, many of you may have committed to making healthier lifestyle changes to include more diet and exercise. However, sometimes in our haste to get healthier, we may go overboard, but Farm Babe is here to help! Check out this excerpt from Farm Babe about how to get healthy without going overboard!

For as long as we can remember, dieting trends have always been a thing. From the low-fat craze to the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, etc.

Over the years I’m sure we’ve all seen our fair share of friends or family who have successfully lost weight. It always helps to chat with them as a real life trusted influence when seeking guidance about weight loss, however, sometimes it seems as though too much credit is given to the trendy “diet” name.

For example, a while back I put out a post on social media asking people about their favorite way to lose weight, and the number of different answers made my head spin! Keto? Gluten free? Whole 30? What’s next?

Here’s the deal though. Break it down to what they’re eating and the answer is simple: Cutting calories — replacing high-calorie processed foods with fresh fruits and vegetables is always a good idea. So, can the weight loss be attributed to the fancy trend or diet program/name? Do we really have to give up our favorite foods to lose weight?

The answer could be a big resounding NO. Unless you have a medical reason to avoid certain foods prescribed by your doctor (celiacs, lactose intolerance, allergies, etc.) you really can eat your favorite foods in moderation and lose weight. Calories in, calories out. Eat less, move more.

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