By Shawn McKee
Losing weight can be confusing. Fad diets, weight-loss trends and the newest products are constantly changing the landscape when it comes to weight loss. But dieting doesn’t have to be difficult — if you know the basics.
You don’t have to give up fat, avoid carbs, eat nothing but potatoes or learn some confusing point system to lose weight. You just need to understand how to eat healthy and implement that plan.
For example, does assigning points to some foods and not others, like fruits and vegetables, mean I can eat 10 bananas a day? If I’m still hungry, how many are too many?
We believe the best way to lose weight is to focus on a count that really matters — your calorie count. Learning how many calories you need daily, what a proper serving looks like, where those calories should come from, and how to effectively exercise are the keys to long-term, healthy weight loss.
Know Your Number
A recent survey found that 63 percent of respondents couldn’t correctly estimate their daily caloric needs. Finding the right number is a key ingredient in weight loss.
“It is important to know how many calories your body needs in terms of weight loss,” says eDiets Director of Nutrition Services Pamela Ofstein, “and, as your weight varies or activity levels change, your needs will change as well. This is where our Nutrition Support Experts here at eDiets are so helpful. We can help you assess your needs and be sure you are meeting your nutritional requirements and getting the right amount of calories.”
Even healthy foods must be eaten in moderation. The ability to recognize what a proper portion of meat, cheese, bread and produce look like will make it easier to eat right without worrying about points.
Exercise is an essential element of a successful weight-loss plan, but it can be overwhelming and many people don’t know where to begin. Let our fitness pros design a plan that is personalized to your needs, goals and limitations. Whether you work out at home, hit the gym or want to go outside, our pros will develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
You can get everything you need to lose weight with eDiets. A personalized meal plan, shopping list, recipes, one-on-one support from nutrition experts and a fitness plan designed for your needs. The best way to lose weight should also be the simplest.
Sign up for eDiets and learn the essentials you need to lose weight and keep it off!
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