Posts tagged fad diets
FAT LOSS MYTHS BUSTED

Fat loss! It's pretty much everyone's goal, right? Even if your goal is to build a little bit of a muscle, at the end of the day we all want to lose that little layer that hides those curves, FAT. Have you ever typed in "best ways to lose fat" in Google? I know have at some point in time. But there are literally a million ways and tips on how to best burn stubborn fat (well maybe I am exaggerating but it's a lot!). It's one fad diet after another, the next magic diet pill, the next new workout craze, and it can all get a little overwhelming with a fat loss guru overload.

These days everyone seems to be a fat loss expert, even my mum has tried to give me advice (bless her). So what should you believe? I know many of you have tried what feels like everything under the sun without much result. So let me debunk some common myths for you to make sure you are set up for long-term success.

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5 BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE DIETING

What is Flexible Dieting?

Flexible dieting is a fairly new concept and has taken the health and fitness industry by storm over the last few years. You may have heard of it being referred to as IIFYM or “If it fits your macros”? And although it has been scientifically proven to be a successful form of “dieting” it initially received a bad rap from the old school dieters in heath and fitness and it still does.

I know that anytime I have ever been on a diet the foods that are typically listed has always been chicken, tuna, lean meats, broccoli, egg whites, sweet potato, and whole grains.  Sound familiar? But really, let's be honest! Unless you are an A grade bodybuilder (and even then), who wants to eat these foods and these foods ONLY all of the time for the rest of our lives just to stay in shape?  

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6 FOODS YOU DON'T NEED TO EXCLUDE FROM YOUR DIET

There are few things that I love about flexible dieting; one of them is that no food is off limits. As long as you have a healthy, balanced diet you can include less nutrient dense foods too. It’s all about moderation.

Today’s society does, however, promote one fad diet after the other, where people are told to avoid certain foods or exclude them completely. Not only can this food restriction cause an unhealthy restrictive/binge eating behaviour, but it may also make you lose out on important vitamins and minerals.

Eating a range of different foods will not only ensure that your diet is more palatable and exacting, but it will also ensure that you get a larger variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytochemicals.

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7 TIPS TO HELP YOU OVERCOME BINGE EATING

Overeating is something that is easily overlooked and in many cases socially accepted, particularly in the fitness industry. Notions such as cheat meal days are often celebrated and bragged about, yet what those individuals do not realise is that they are in a vicious restriction and binge eating cycle.

Think back to a time where you were absolutely full to explosion, was it at Christmas lunch or birthday dinner with the family, or was it you, by yourself in your kitchen after a tough day at work? Either way, how did you feel about it? Did you feel ok but just a little sick from too much food? Or did you feel completely guilty about what just happened?

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