Sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to the best ways to lose weight with phentermine. Especially when so-called experts are forever sharing their must-follow diet rules which often seem to contradict each other. Eating healthier and losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated – it should just be about reaching for whole foods with lots of nutritional benefits. Here we run through the diet rules you SHOULDN’T be following to lose weight with phentermine.
1. Say No To Snacks
Snacking gets a bad name because when we think of snacks, unhealthy foods like chips and cookies come to mind. However, this is one of the diet rules that you can definitely ignore. Munching on healthy snacks like fruit, nuts, or a yogurt stops us from getting overly hungry and overeating when it comes to meal times. Snacking keeps our appetite and blood sugar levels steady, meaning our metabolism doesn’t stall throughout the day. For healthy snack inspiration, you’ll find lots of articles on our phentermine.com blog about the best snacks to eat to lose weight with phentermine. As well as a list of ten healthy snacks, we’ve shared the best snacks to fuel your workout, and the snacks packed with the most protein.
2. Fat Makes You Fat
This generalization is one of the diet rules you should rule out! While fats in foods like cakes, cured meats, ice cream and greasy burgers can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases, good fats found in foods like nuts, avocado, salmon and olive oil protect your heart and support your overall health. These healthy fats also help weight loss as they reduce the inflammation that causes belly fat and help to keep you feeling full for longer.
3. Just Count Calories
Many people still insist that weight loss is about calories in versus calories out, but this is another of those misunderstood and misquoted diet rules that you can forget for good! If that were true then weight loss would simply be a case of eating as few calories as possible, which will definitely not help you to lose weight with phentermine, as we explain here. More importantly, not all calories are equal. One hundred calories of vegetables are full of nutrients to boost your health and weight loss, and will keep you feeling full for longer. In comparison, 100 calories of candy provide you with nothing more than a whole load of sugar, which would actually increase hunger and cravings. Candy and other foods without nutritional value are just empty calories, which should be avoided at all costs if you want to lose weight. So, while calories are great for understanding portion control, you should also pay close attention to what the food provides in terms of nutrition in order to achieve healthy and successful weight loss with phentermine.
4. Cut Out Carbs
Like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats, there are good and bad carbs, so this is another in a long list of diet rules guilty of over-generalization. Carbs are an essential part of your diet for several reasons; they give you energy, help to fuel the brain, boost your mood, and help to keep you feeling full. So, any diet which insists that you cut out an entire food group should be avoided. However, be sure that you’re getting the right kinds of carbs, or it’s true that your weight loss chances could suffer. Highly processed carbs such as white bread, white rice, and cakes are converted to sugar in the body so you should stick to whole grains – including whole grain pasta, brown rice, quinoa and whole grain bread, as well as fruit, vegetables and legumes.
5. Give Red Meat The Red Light
Don’t worry meat lovers, this is one of the diet rules you can ignore! Lean red meat a great source of dietary protein, coming in at number five on our top ten foods with the best protein to calorie ratio. Red meat is also beneficial for your skin, hair and nails – which is important for those taking phentermine as the medication can lead to dry skin due to dehydration and hair loss due to accelerated weight loss and a lack of nutrients. To satisfy your carnivorous side while losing weight, avoid ‘prime’ red meat cuts which are high in artery-clogging saturated fat, and instead go for leaner ‘round’ or ‘loin’ options.
6. Don’t Eat Egg Yolks
Egg yolks have received a lot of bad press but it’s unjustified. A study from the University of Connecticut found that eating dietary cholesterol through egg yolks can actually boost a person’s HDL, or ‘good’ cholesterol. While egg whites offer nothing more than protein, the egg yolk contains 100% of the carotenoids, essentially fatty acids, vitamins A, E, D, and K that eggs contain as a whole. As we all know, lacking in these crucial vitamins can really slow down weight loss on phentermine. The egg yolks also contain choline, which boost brain and liver health, reduces inflammation, and is known to help the absorption of fat. So, if you know anyone who still eats tasteless egg white omelettes then the yolk’s on them as this is one of the diet rules that you can definitely forget! Eggs are often cited as the perfect food as they’re versatile, affordable, and great for your health and weight loss, so eating them in moderation – yolks and all – is a very healthy option.
7. No Eating After Dinner
As we explained in our article about the healthiest nighttime snacks, eating late isn’t the dieting sin that we’ve all been led to believe. Rather than relying on the clock to tell you when to eat and when to stop, you should listen to your internal hunger cues. If it’s just boredom or habit leading you into the kitchen at night then this isn’t the time to eat, but if you genuinely feel hungry then a small and healthy snack can actually boost weight loss. As long as you keep your nighttime snack small and nutritious, eating late can actually help to fuel an early workout the next day, improve sleep, boost muscle production and help to regulate your metabolism throughout the night.
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