We’ve arrived at week three in this month’s blog theme: Fitness Resolutions. Taken another way, you might say it’s a anti-diet resolution theme. We’ve explored the statistical and scientific data that prove calorie-cutting, extreme dietary restrictions and body weight monitoring don’t result in long-term weight loss or increased fitness. So, if traditional dieting doesn’t lead to better health and well-being, how does someone wanting to improve their fitness, perhaps someone who may fall in the overweight or obese category on Body Mass Index (BMI), go about achieving that goal?
The answers lie in the very same statistical and scientific data that tell us to stop dieting. Weight-loss diets are based on a one-size-fits-all, outdated belief that permanent weight-loss is a simple mathematical equation of calories in versus calories out. But, it’s more complex than that. Some people need more calories than others. Some need more of certain types of nutrients and fewer of other types of nutrients compared to their peers. It’s about adopting the correct balance of nutrients based on your lifestyle and body type for a lifetime of healthy eating and fitness as opposed to dieting for temporary reductions in body weight. Click here to link to my Portions By Body Type post to learn about anti-diet eating.
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