3 rea­sons your new diet won’t work

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also make you fat. Some foods may have far more calo­ries than you re­al­ize. So don’t eat the whole cake just be­cause it’s gluten-free. “Peo­ple get caught up on go­ing gluten-free, or­ganic, low-su­gar or what­ever but then to­tally dis­re­gard por­tions, which can lead to sig­nif­i­cant weight gain over time,” said Lisa Young, a reg­is­tered di­eti­tian nu­tri­tion­ist and au­thor of “Fi­nally Full, Fi­nally Slim: 30 Days to Per­ma­nent Weight Loss One Por­tion at a Time,” as CNN re­ported.

3. Be­ware the low-fat la­bel Many foods with low-fat or sim­i­lar claims may have not only more su­gar but more ar­ti­fi­cial in­gre­di­ents, preser­va­tives, salt and calo­ries than the full-fat ver­sions. For ex­am­ple, low-fat ice cream dress­ing may sound like a win-win, but it may well have more su­gar than the full-fat kind. As one study re­ported, peo­ple of­ten binge on foods that are la­beled “low fat.” In fact, “the mere men­tion of low fat sig­nif­i­cantly de­creased the per­ceived calorie con­tent and the an­tic­i­pated con­sump­tion guilt, re­sult­ing in a larger per­ceived ap­pro­pri­ate serv­ing size.” Re­mem­ber the wolf in sheep’s cloth­ing?

The in­ter­net has re­cently been ob­sessed with whether most of us get enough pro­tein. But, as U.S. News notes, it’s fairly easy to get all the macronu­tri­ents you need on even on a plant-based diet.

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