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Does your Diet give you adequate Nutrition?

Updated on May 31, 2011

The fastest action of some one who wants to lose weight is to go on a diet. The logic being, "From tomorrow I will eat less, and so I will grow thin."

Unfortunately that does not always work out well. Part of the reason may be the fact that the diet in itself is faulty. Read about some really weird diets doing the rounds out there, that promise to make you lose fat.

The fact that most of them do not work is testimony to the fact that the only diet is a healthy diet. Remember there is more to it than "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

You need to eat to live. If you don't eat the right things and in the right amount, you are likely to do yourself more harm than good.

Diet equals Nutrition

You may say that you are fat and don't need to eat, but that is not true. While you may not need to eat fatty foods, you will still need to eat nutritious food.

Your body has a number of metabolic reactions happening every day. These chemical reactions need specific ingredients that come from your diet. If you don't eat the foods that provide these ingredients you are harming your own well being.

Does that mean that you can not go on a diet? Absolutely not. You can restrict your food intake to those items which are healthy and at the same time help boost your metabolic rate. That way you are not starving and you get to feel energetic as well.

So the next time you decide to go on a diet make sure that the food you are eating is healthy and nutritious. That shift in itself ought to help you lose weight.

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      AlexK2009 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      A good point. You can restrict your calories to 1000 a day but if that means fast food you will just fall ill.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This is a very good hub dealing with an issue that most people don't even stop to think about.

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      BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great post with important information!

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Interesting and informative hub!

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      Shil1978 7 years ago

      Thanks for this wonderful hub!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Alexk2009, that is just what the pro ana, pro mia crowd does. They don't eat so that they can get thin!

      Alekhouse, a lot of people do think about diets, they just don't think about the importance of proper nutrition.

      Betsycker,advisor4qb and Shil1978 thanks for stopping by.

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Great hub and very accurate information, I diet have lost 30 pounds through good eating and exercise. I am in the best shape of my life. I love reading about good nutrition and diet. Thanks for a great read.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You said it well, Cashmere! Thank you!

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      JenDobson27 7 years ago

      I think it's safe to say I don't get the proper nutrition from my diet. Taco bell and McDonald's just isn't cutting it! I love reading hubs like these those they get me motivated to get my health back on track.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Wow fishtiger58 that is a whole lot of weight lost! Now eat healthy and keep it off :)

      Thanks for stopping by Candie and Jen.

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      Janet49 6 years ago

      It pays to be really healthy and parents are directly responsible for that as well as schools for their snacks or lunches.

      Parents should plan meals that are simple to prepare as well as nutritious with great taste so kids will not be tempted to have chips or cookies for snacks.

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