If you’ve tried dieting and failed, Dr. Joel Fuhrman may have the answers you’ve been looking for. The author and weight-loss expert maintains that to really lose weight, women need to forget everything they know about dieting and completely change the way they eat. Could these common mistakes be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts and causing you to pack on the pounds? Learn what you’ve been doing wrong and get the simple answers you need to get it right.
Diet Disaster #1: Going on a Diet
Every Monday morning, countless women begin a diet. What’s the problem? The first step on these programs is usually cutting back the amount of calories and food you’re eating. The results of these diets can be disastrous. Although you may lose weight temporarily, your body will eventually crave the food it’s missing; many women yo-yo back and forth and wind up heavier than they started. Gaining weight back again after you’ve lost hurts the heart, putting you at greater risk of heart disease in the future.
The key to effective dieting is getting more nutrients –you don’t eat less food, but you eat more of the right food. By selecting nutrient-rich, satisfying foods, you can reshape your body without cutting back on calories or portion sizes. On this program, you won’t have to measure or weigh your food or count calories. You can eat as much as you want; because your body is getting adequate nutrients, you’ll naturally want to eat less.
Many of the superfoods you are familiar with fall under the nutrient-dense category. Examine Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutrition Density Chart to identify these satiating foods.