To Lose Weight, Food Choices Are More Important Than Calorie Counting

Researchers concluded that food choices might play a larger part in weight management than calories consumed.

Harvard University researchers recently analyzed the diet of over 120,000 health professionals over periods up to 20 years. They concluded that food choices might play a larger part in weight management than calories consumed. According to lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, "What you eat makes quite a difference. Just counting calories won't matter much unless you look at the kinds of calories you are eating. The notion that it is OK to eat everything in moderation is just an excuse to eat anything you want."

"What are the top bad foods? French fries, potato chips, sugar-sweetened drinks, processed meats, potatoes, sweets and desserts, refined grains, fried foods, 100% fruit juice and butter," say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).

"The good foods," Tom continues, "include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, dairy products and quality protein. Most of this study's participants who lost weight ate an average of 3.1 servings of vegetables every day more than those who gained weight. Weight loss was actually greatest among the people who ate higher-fat foods like yogurt and nuts."

"The researchers determined that physical activity showed benefits for weight control," says Dian. "Less exercise equaled more weight gain. More physical activity equaled less weight gain. However, the study found that the kinds of foods people eat had a greater effect than differences in physical activity. Both physical activity and diet are important to weight control, but if you are fairly active and ignore diet, you can still gain weight."

According to the Griesels, the TurboCharged program involves the kinds of food and physical activities we naturally thrive on. "It works with our bodies and not against them," says Dian, "and as a consequence, positive results appear rapidly."

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