The Keynote speaker at the Club Industry Conference and Exposition was Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor. She has just written a book called, “Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat.” She herself has lost over 50 lbs and kept it off so she speaks from experience and not just knowledge as a medical doctor.
Here are some myths or ideas that I picked up from her talk and book that are effective:
- Meal Replacement Products can help you lose weight. Examples: Protein shakes and prepackaged meals such as Weight Watchers, Healthy Choice, and Lean Cuisine that make calorie-controlled entrees.
- Diets Work. You can lose weight folllowing any diet on the bookstore shelf. The problem is that unless the diet fites your lifestyle, it’s bound to fail. You want a diet that you can live with. For instance, if you like sandwiches for lunch, you will not be able to stick to a low-carb diet. Choose the diet that fits you.
- Fast Foods can be a healthy choice for dieters. Fast food companies publish the nutrient information and calories for all their menu items. Choices include grilled items and salads. Choose them instead of fried foods and go easy on the dressing.
- The less fat that you eat, the less fat you’ll want. Your desire for the taste of fat can vanish. It takes a few weeks, but you can retrain your tastes to prefer the lighter versions and save yourself calories.
I would love to share more with you but you can have it all by either picking up a copy of her book, “Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat” or come train with me or take one of my classes or group sessions. I will be sharing the information that I learned from her as well as this conference.