Exercise, by itself, is an ineffective weight-loss tool
If any trainer tells you his gadget or workout routine will burn off all the weight you need, you should burn some calories by running away from him. To lose weight and keep it off, you have to pair exercise with a diet plan. In fact, exercise alone leads to a very modest decrease in total body weight: less than 3 percent. What’s worse: For some, exercise alone as a weight loss plan induces more hunger, which can offset what improvements you’ve made.
Fat is an essential part of a weight-loss eating plan
The trick is eating the right kind of fat. Sure, saturated fat in highly processed meats and trans fat in desserts are bad for your health and waistline. But good fats, such as monounsaturated fatty acids can actually help you lose weight. Eating foods such as olive oil, nuts, avocados, and fatty fish including salmon is an easy way to add these fats to your diet. These fats can help increase how many calories your body burns and help you feel fuller longer. A handful of nuts or some peanut butter on whole wheat crackers makes a terrific snack.
An air filter can help weight loss
Really. It’s true! Researchers have determined that the toxins and chemicals in our food and air contribute to being obese. For example, a College of Public Health at Ohio State University study found that exposure to air pollution was related to insulin resistance, reduced glucose tolerance, and increased inflammation. In fact, the researchers believe that long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of diabetes.