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Diet myths unveiled

A psychiatrist has shed some light on common diet myths. He claims that: initial weight loss achieved on any diet is not solely due to water loss; skipping meals tends to result in protein breakdown rather than fat breakdown; the food pyramid is not necessarily the best guideline for healthy eating; eating a low fat diet is not the best weight loss method - our bodies are designed to live off plant foods, fruit, nuts, protein and fat - carbohydrates should not be a prominent part of the diet; counting calories is not crucial for healthy eating and weight loss. He claims that people should concentrate on proportions of various nutrients and should aim for a fat burning metabolism.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by PR Web

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About: Diet myths unveiled

Date: 12 January 2005

Source: PR Web

Author: Dr Anthony J. Burlay

URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/1/prweb196761.htm

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