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Middle Age Nutrition and the Fad Diet

Fad diets are fashionable diets that generally do not result in long-term weight loss. Fad diets are often dangerous to your health if undertaken for a long duration as they often eliminate many important food groups from your diet... -Healthy-living nutrition-dictionary.

Why is it that people today are so interested in losing weight, yet they have no interest in learning the proper and healthy way of doing it. Have we gotten so lazy that we only want a quick temporary fix, ie Fad diet? If you take the time and use a little bit of effort you can educate yourself about proper nutrition and healthy eating. Then you mix in a little exercise and you or off to a better healthier you.

It is a fact as we get older our bodies change. It is also a fact that what our bodies need also changes. When I turned Forty I started thinking more about what my body needed and where I could find it. Naturally I went to my Doctor. What I was told was not only a waste of my time and money, but disheartening," Take a good multivitamin."

What I didn't know was that medical Doctors have very minimal training in nutrition. In fact Pharmacists and Chiropractors have more training in nutrition and can offer much more informed advice. The advent of the internet has made getting the information you need much easier. There are many good sites with a wealth of information available you. It is in your best interest to do your homework. Here is a good common sense start for you.

A nutritious diet is essential for good health and weight control. In particular, a nutritional eating plan will definitely improve your chances of fast weight loss. Choose a healthy calorie-controlled diet rich in fruit and vegetables, moderate in protein and low in saturated fat or trans fatty acids, with foods from all main food groups. This helps to improve metabolism, maintain a stable appetite and eliminate cravings. Which makes weight reduction easier and faster, and future weight gain less likely.

Another area of thought you should examine is Nutritional Supplements. There are hundreds to choose from. I recommend that you find a product that is made by Doctors, Scientist and Nutritionists. Many products out there are just based on science. There are also a host of Holistic supplements out there. Many of these products have little or no proper testing and the claims are based on less than fact.

If you are serious about your health do your homework and use some common sense.

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