There are many popular beliefs about the best way to lose weight, but some diet advice may not help you. Some diet advice should probably be ignored.
Where do you get your diet advice? As much as I’d like to believe that most people seek out diet advice from a dietitian or other health professional, I know that’s probably not the case. There is an endless amount of diet advice in the media—some of it reliable, some not so much. If you know someone who has successfully lost weight, I think it’s natural that you’d want to know how they did it.
Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t seek out diet advice. Far from it. Being inquisitive is a good thing. As you seek out information from a variety of sources, it may help you find the best route to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
What can happen, though, is that you hear the same advice so often that you come to believe that it’s true. Just because you hear a certain diet tip over and over again, doesn’t necessarily mean you should follow it.