Things Your Doctor Wishes You Had Known About Weight Loss

Things Your Doctor Wishes You Had Known About Weight Loss

Things Your Doctor Wishes You Had Known About Weight Loss

We asked doctors, nutritionists, therapists, and other weight loss professionals for the top facts their clients most often overlook. Make sure you master these often misunderstood facts if you’re looking to shed a few pounds.

Nutritious foods can also lead to weight gain

“A lot of people think if it’s healthy you can eat as much as you want, but it’s important to limit ‘recovery’ eating, no matter how healthy the snack is.” —Fiola Sowemimo, MD, Board-Certified in Internal and Bariatric Medicine, Freehold, New Jersey. When snacking, make sure you choose the right variety; These snacks can help you lose weight.

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When you eat is just as important as what you eat

“When you eat is important for weight loss. Starving all day and eating a large meal at the end of the day is counterproductive. No matter how nutritious a meal is, if you eat it late in the day you don’t have time to burn it and use it as fuel for the day. It’s eventually stored in a body gas tank (the fat cells) that you can’t readily access.” —dr Sowemimo.

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