A new study has emerged which says that eating less is actually worse than eating bad foods, so if you’re counting your calories, you might be wasting your time.
Everybody has been dieting for as long as they can remember. Women, men, it doesn’t matter, they’re all dieting or have dieted at least once in their lifetime and they probably will again. And if you ask what method of dieting they choose, most of them will probably tell you that the less complicated, easiest and fastest way is the “eating less but everything you want” way.
Well, as it turns out, they were all wrong. Of course, it’s not the fact that you won’t lose weight, because you will, but it’s the fact that it’s very bad for you. It’s worse, actually, than eating junk food.
This new study was conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, on a number of almost 7 000 participants. All were given very strict eating schedules, including number of eating items per week and calories distribution for each food they consumed. Every person’s metabolism was also taken into consideration, when assigning a certain type of food.
What the researchers found is that the “eat everything in moderation” diet resulted in worsened metabolic health. Americans who are truly healthy actually eat only a small number of healthy foods. And when comparing this way of eating to the “eat everything you want” one, you’ll clearly see how the latter loses.
The tests also showed that the link between eating everything, but in small quantities and health problems was given by the fact that those people who eat all, eat more bad foods than the other ones. Even if they are in small quantities, they’re still there, as opposed to the other category of persons who eat no bad types of foods at all.
As a result of the study, experts advise us to try and stay clear of modern diets and trends in weight loss, even more so from the ones we see online. Try to eat healthy food, plenty of vegetables and fruit, drink lots of water, get enough sunlight and the right amount of sleep. Try to eat as little sugar as possible, more nuts, no junk food and carbonated drinks at all. If possible, try to stay away from the processed meats as well.
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