With so much misinformation and controversy in the world of nutrition and weight loss it can be hard to decide what diet advice you should be following. Sometimes rules can be old and outdated as advancements and discoveries in health and nutritional science are changing almost every day.
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The one-size-fits-all approach to diet and nutritional advice is flawed because everyone is different and every body responds differently when it comes to losing weight. My personal approach has always been to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly and the weight loss will eventually follow, but for those who like to choose a more structured approach to dieting, here are 10 weight loss rules that you may want to rethink…
1. Keep Meals Small
You’ve probably heard that old rule that you should eat small meals, more frequently. The theory is that this will prevent your stomach from stretching due to eating large meals and will keep you from feeling hungry in between meals (which can lead to binging.) More important than meal size and frequency is the quality of the food you’re eating and the overall amount you consume over the course of the day.
Everyone is different, which is why some people are fine with the typical three square meals a day, while others prefer 5 or 6 meals spread out throughout the day. There’s no scientific evidence to suggest one way of eating is better than the other as long as the overall calories and nutrients are the same.