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Weight Loss Tips That Work - 2

Updated on March 24, 2013

When you look at weight loss options, you need to look at healthy weight loss tips that work – and work long term. It’s pointless shedding a few pounds overnight and putting them all back and more in a few days. Let’s look at a few weight loss diet tips that could work for you.

The worst fat – trans fat

They’ve cried ‘Wolf’ too often and every once in a while, something pops up about fat – how bad they are, when some are good for you, how much to use, how to calculate how much you’re using, etc, etc. Is it a case of going round in circles and then coming back to the conclusion that what you thought of first was the best when it comes to weight loss? Or are certain fats really bad for you?

Cast your mind back a few years ago when a group sued McDonald’s for using an oil that contained trans fats? What happened? They lost – after all, most people couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. Things have changed a lot in the past few years and post-January 2006, the FDA has ruled that all foods should list the amount of trans fats separately on the pack, not as part of the other fats. Why this obsession with trans fats, you might well ask. Trans fats are partially hydrogenated oils that have a longer shelf life than ordinary oils. Food made with trans fats look better, feel better, taste better. The problem is that studies have found that there is a connection between heart attacks and trans fats. AHA – the American Heart Association has advised that trans fats need to be cut down in the American diet and substituted with nutritious food. That’s the way to go if you want realistic weight loss.

Does that mean we say goodbye to fried chicken, cookies, fries and doughnuts? Well, we have to cut down because if we don’t, our heart’s the one that’s going to suffer. So maybe it’s time we looked at what’s written on the packs more carefully if we want to seriously lose weight. And learn to say ‘No’ and put them back on the shelves.

Pork Could Be Better For Weight Loss Than Chicken

Looks like the pork’s getting leaner and the chicks getting fatter if the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to be believed. They did an analysis a few years ago on a three-ounce piece of chicken versus a three-ounce piece of pork and realized that the pork had less fat. So when it comes to choosing, you might want to look at the new lean meat in town and choose it over chicken for sure!

The magic formula for easy weight loss?

Some years ago, there was this mixture that was touted as being great to lose weight. Many people still swear by it even today. So what is this miraculous potion that could make you shed the pounds? Simple actually. It’s a concoction that got popular in Switzerland and is now being followed by people who don’t want to try anything that is not natural. All it contains is maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne powder and palm syrup. Just mix with water and drink all day long. It keeps you fit, energetic and slim. Even though you don’t eat anything, this syrup contains everything to make sure that you don’t starve. On the contrary, while you lose weight, it also makes sure that you have all the nutrients you need. Try it for a day every week to see the difference.

Why should 50 be fat?

If anyone tells you it’s natural to become fat at fifty, tell them they’re talking through their hat. The problem is, being overweight at this age could bring with it a slew of problems that could increase the chances of death. There’s a study that was done a few years go that linked obesity in older people with life-threatening conditions. So, it’s not okay and you need to look at those weight loss options and follow some of those weight loss tips. You need to make sure your BMI or body-mass index is under 30. 

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