Myths That Will Make Your Diet Fail

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What are the best diet foods? What are the worst ones?

If you’re losing weight, cut back on those carbs, right? Actually, your body relies on carbohydrates as an important source of energy. In fact, the body uses carbs as fuel to burn fat when you work out, so cutting them out of your diet isn’t a smart weight loss move.

Of course, that doesn’t mean all carbs are ideal for weight loss.

If you want to drop pounds faster, you should you limit processed carbs such as white bread and pastries. Instead, enjoy more beans and whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and pasta, and fruits and vegetables, which provide a host of nutrients and fiber, are low in calories, and can help reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease.