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The secret to losing weight is not what you eat but how much you eat. so throw out those crazy diets that eliminate food groups and/or claim that some types of food make you gain weight. The truth is if you eat more calories than your body burns-off you will put on weight whether those calories are from sweets, meat, or vegetables. So don't change you diet, just reduce the amount of food you are eating. A good rule of thumb, you should be able to see about a third of the plate from which you are eating. If you do not know the color of the plate your food is on- you have too much food on it. Disclaimer; While what you eat is not important to weight loss, it is important to maintaining health, eating a diet that includes a wide variety of food, from all food groups will help maintain your health.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|