Do you just assume that ‘diet’ foods are good for your weight and health? If you do, you may be surprised to learn that not all of them necessarily are.

So many of us fall prey to the marketing of certain food products that claim to support weight loss and be ‘diet’ foods. Many of these food products are processed and are often loaded with sugar, salt, preservatives, sweeteners and flavourants to improve their taste (and sometimes appearance).

Still hungry?

Some of these foods may even leave you craving more after a while since you last had them. So instead of providing you with some nutrition and satiety, they may leave you feeling more hungry and wanting more food. These foods may not support a weight-loss diet.

Rather opt to adopt a healthy eating plan instead of regularly consuming ‘diet’ and/ or processed foods. Include high fibre and nutritious foods that are high in protein and healthy fats too. Be sure to stay well hydrated.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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