Fat Loss Diets

Written by Amy Hall
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Fat loss diets are all over the place. You can walk into any bookstore and find rows of books on diets, workout programs, eating to build muscle, eating to lose body fat, eating to lower cholesterol, and so on. It can seem pretty overwhelming if you are simply trying to find a working solution to dropping body fat and increasing lean muscle mass.

Fortunately, if you are in relatively good health, and you don't have an enormous amount of weight to lose, you can toss the whole idea of fat loss diets out the window. Instead, you should strive to eat a balanced diet, with lots of fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats and fish, as well as whole grains and nuts. Also, keep in mind that even if you eat healthy foods to excess, you can still gain weight. You must expend more calories than you take in to lose excess weight or maintain your ideal weight.

Facts about Fat Loss Diets

If you want to separate fact from fiction in terms of diets, there is really only one thing that has any merit to it. If you overconsume protein, or carbs, or fats, you will still gain weight. If your diet is all protein, but contains little carbs and fat, you will feel like a walking zombie, depleted of all energy. Likewise, if you eat all carbs, but little protein and fat, your muscles will suffer because protein builds muscle strength.

The key is to do everything in moderation. If you can eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get enough quality sleep, you will be better off than the majority of the American population. And if you keep at it, you will see the signs of a healthier you not just when you look in the mirror, but when you wake up feeling energized every day.

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