6. CARBS MAKE YOU FAT
Humans have been eating carbohydrates for a long time. Reducing carbs—especially sugar—will help you lose weight, but you still need healthy carbohydrates in your diet, primarily from non-starchy veggies and legumes (beans). Think: less bread and pasta, more beans and water-rich vegetables.
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7. FAT IS BAD
Fat has gotten a bad rap for decades. In truth, as long as you don’t overeat, fat will not make you fat. This essential nutrient makes food taste better and is needed by your body to function effectively. But just as there are good and bad carbs, there are also good and bad fats. Half an avocado is vastly different from an equal portion of refined vegetable oil.
8. EATING BREAKFAST IS NECESSARY TO LOSE WEIGHT
Chances are you’re hungry when you wake up. It’s been close to 10 hours since your last meal, so go eat! A small amount of protein in the morning will help carry you through the day. If you are one of those people without much of an appetite when you get up, it’s not that big of a deal, but be prepared to eat something healthy later on. Stopping for a bagel or snacking at your desk won’t cut it.