Eat Deliciously, No to Fad Diets
“Fad Diet means any of a number of weight-reduction diets that either eliminate one or more of the essential food groups, or recommend consumption of one type of food in excess at the expense of other foods; Fad Diets rarely follow modern principles for losing weight.” (medicine.net)
“Fad diets may lead to various health concerns including osteoporosis, heart disease, organ failure and nutritional deficiencies. These diets may also lead to depression when your weight increases after you stop following the diet.” (livestrong.com)
Fad diets have been gaining extreme popularity for quite sometime now and circulate anew each year with another celebrity endorser. There will also be instances that another “wonder food” will come out in the market promising a better and healthier body if you eat it. Surely, these things will make a buzz in the market but since consumers are now wiser, these products may be scrutinized first. But still, a number of individuals will give in to the idea because of good marketing and celebrity promotions.
Dietitians would not recommend getting onto a fad diet of course, because of a number of reasons. To name a few, deprivation of both macro and micronutrients is very dangerous for a person. You may not fell anything right now but it may be felt in your latter life. Fad diets cannot be sustained forever and are expensive too! And once you slip out of the routine, the more you gain weight from fat.
Some fad diets often eliminate carbohydrates from the diet, which is contrary to the concept of healthy eating. According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, a Filipino diet should be composed of 55%- 70% of carbohydrates, 10% - 15% protein and 20%- 30% fat. This means, your diet must contain carbohydrates every single day. The question is, what kind of carbohydrates? Complex carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables, root crops, whole grains like whole wheat bread will be a better choice because of its dietary fiber content. Carbohydrates alone cannot make you fat! It is when you’re eating too much of what you are supposed to have. Keep in mind the simple concept of moderation, balance and variety. Too much or too little of anything is not good. So do not starve or deprive yourself with your favorite treats especially carbohydrates; quit it with the all protein/ meat diet, after six or any other diets that require a list of what to and what not to eat. There’s no better feeling in the world than to have the liberty to choose and be happy with what you’re eating. Health eating can be delicious too!
If you don’t have so many ideas what flavorful yet healthy meals to prepare, let Gardenia Bread Treats help you. Gardenia offers a lot of both classic and unique flavor combinations for sandwiches. Using good carbs like Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf that has 9 grams of fiber per slice that meets up 29% of your daily fiber needs. Having Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf in your diet everyday may help you in your weight management. To add to that, Gardenia also has Gardenia Slim ‘n Fit Wheaten Bread, with 62 grams of L-carnitine per serving. Gardenia Slim ‘n Fit Wheaten Bread, partnered with proper diet and exercise, may help you burn calories from fat without with out having to starve yourself to lose weight.
Give your taste buds the experience of flavorful sandwiches! Check out Gardenia Bread Treats for healthy-licious recipes. Remember to eat deliciously and say no to fad diets! A happy tummy is one key of having a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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