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Does Calories ‘In’ < Calories ‘Out’ Spell Weight-loss?

Friday, March 26, 2010
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"Lose 5 kilos in 2 weeks",
"Get a flat belly in a month",
"Sauna belt - No diet, No supplements. Guaranteed weight loss"

These misleading and often dangerous extreme weight loss programs have mushroomed these past few years. `The shorter and faster the route to success, the better' is our motto these days. We want everything instantly in this fast-paced life. Well, shortcuts don't seem to work when it comes to weight loss.

 

 

 

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30 January, 2012 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar A new study published in AJCN (January) showed that in as far as weight reduction was concerned it is only the Calories that count, not where they come from.
The study was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the General Clinical Research Center, NIH to determine whether energy-reduced diets that emphasize fat, protein, or carbohydrate showed different results in the reduction of total, visceral, or hepatic fat or preserve lean mass.
They found that all participants lost more fat than lean mass, irrespective of the diet consumed with no differences in changes in body composition, abdominal fat, or hepatic fat between assigned macro-nutrient amounts.

12 December, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Little steps taken lead to a giant leap in the result.
Here are 10 simple steps on how to eat little without noticing.
1.Use smaller plates
2.Serve yourself 20% less
3.Use taller glasses(for drinks which give calories)
4.Apart from carbs also have high protein for breakfast.
5.Begin the meal with soups.
6.Snack on salads if hungry between meals.
7.Chew well
8.Do not eat of a package.
9.Do not eat in front of the TV.
10. Do not pay attention to health claims.

30 August, 2010 | Vijayalakshmi | Reply

Vijayalakshmi The advantage of tying up with a good weight loss website like NV for example is you can lose weight with a game plan. You have access to a daily diet and exercise log so immediate output of calories in & calories out ....new recipes to avoid monotony.... help at hand and most important an encouraging and motivating dietitian who will work one on one with you

30 August, 2010 | Mrinal | Reply

Mrinal You are right Viji,
I think what our best features are that we take into consideration ones family history, lifestyle and personal eating habits before preparing a menu plan for them.
This ensures benefits of a sensible weight loss plan along with preventive steps to ensure a healthier long life.

02 June, 2010 | Reena | Reply

Reena Hi,
There is no magic potion available for weight loss.It will not go overnight.Healthy balanced diet and regular physical activity is the only solution.

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