Diet Facts and Popular Misconceptions.
Some popular misconception of Dieting are detailed here.
There is some evidence to suggest that taking a daily multivitamin may actually aid weight loss. Several studies have shown that dieters who take a multivitamin either lose more weight or feel less hungry than those who take a placebo. Nutrition experts think that when you’re low on certain vitamins and minerals, your appetite revs up, encouraging you to eat more and replenish those missing nutrients. Keeping those nutrients at healthy levels with a multivitamin may then help stave off extra appetite. Although it’s best to get your vitamins and minerals through food, eating fewer calories may cause some dieters to become deficient. So cover your bases with a multivitamin.’ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/easy-ways-to-lose-weight_b_985117.html?ref=mostpopular
I understand from experienced Doctors that multivitamin may not really contribute in any way to your Health and they are rejected by the Body and thrown out.
You may notice that when you take Greens/iron Tablets, stools appear green.It is the excess of Greens/iron expelled by the body.
In the case of Vitamin, you will notice the same and while passing urine notice change in color and smell of the medicine.
Any source other than Natural Source is not good and even then excess of vitamin is not accepted by the body.
‘In 2006 the National Institutes of Health convened an expert panel to examine the available evidence on nutrient supplements.
This review concluded that “Most of the studies we examined do not provide strong evidence for beneficial health-related effects of supplements taken singly, in pairs, or in combinations of three or more.” They noted that multivitamins could provide health benefits to some groups of people, such as postmenopausal women, but that there was “disturbing evidence of risk” in other groups, such as smokers. The panel’s report concluded that the “present evidence is insufficient to recommend either for or against the use of Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements by the American public to prevent chronic disease.”.. Similarly, a 2006 report for the United States Department of Health and Human Servicesconcluded that “regular supplementation with a single nutrient or a mixture of nutrients for years has no significant benefits in the primary prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataract, age-related macular degeneration or cognitive decline.”However, the report noted that multivitamins have beneficial effects in people with poor nutritional status, vitamin D and calcium can help prevent fractures in older people, and that zinc and antioxidants can help prevent age-related macular degeneration in people at a high risk of developing this disease. In 2007 the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency published an updated set of recommendations for eating a healthy diet. The recommendations stated that pregnant women should take extra folic acid and iron and that older people might need extra vitamin D and iron. However, the report advised that “Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for good eating habits” and stated that supplements are unnecessary for healthy adults who eat a balanced diet. One study from 2008 found that multivitamin use had no effect on prevention of lung cancer. Participants in this observational study had been taking multivitamin supplements for an average of 10 years, and this use appeared to have no effect on the prevention of lung cancer.‘ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivitamin#Evidence_of_little_or_no_benefit_.28neutral.29
Drink lots of Water at least Two liters a day. It is advisable to take half a liter of water on an empty stomach in the morning.It removes toxicity in the body. Buying cut up,vegetables and storing in the fridge is not healthy. Buy fresh Vegetables, clean them with skin on and use immediately.
Preferable to take leafy vegetables and greens.
Take more of Fiber rich foods to ensure smooth bowel movement and prevent the occurrence of piles.
Taking of calcium tablets, energy Drinks, Vitality tablets and Tonics are to be avoided.
Exercises for slimming have negligible impact in thinning.
‘ More and more research in both the UK and the US is emerging to show that exercise has a negligible impact on weight loss. That tri-weekly commitment to aerobics class? Almost worthless, as far as fitting into your bikini is concerned.The Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical research establishment in the US, reports that, in general, studies “have demonstrated no or modest weight loss with exercise alone” and that “an exercise regimen… is unlikely to result in short-term weight loss beyond what is achieved with dietary change.”
Some Doctors prescribe minimum time to be spent on Walking,normally an hour daily.
This can not be taken as a general Rule.
Walk only to the extent you can.
There is also a misconception unless you walk in the open it may not be effective.
Women spend more time in walking at Home while doing Household chores.in fact they might be doing it more than what is required.
Open air walking helps you get fresh air(?)
Never go to a slimming Club or liposuction.
In fact my brother’s daughter died of this.
Science has not yet determined why people become fat or obese.
It might be due ti genes.
Best is to eat less,use natural Food and do have an active Lifestyle , not a sedentary one.