5 Weight-Loss Myths Busted By Slimming World

1- The myth: Small portions are the key to losing weight.

The truth: It’s an out-of-date myth that you have to deprive your appetite in order to lose weight. We now know it’s not feeling hungry, but satisfied, that counts. Instead of focusing on the amount it’s wiser to pick your food that you plate carefully. It’s possible to lose weight whilst eating satisfying, filling meals and it’s done by choosing foods that are low in energy density. Energy density is the amount of energy (or calories) per gram of food which means we can eat more of them while consuming fewer calories. Foods that are low in energy density include fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, rice, potatoes, pasta and more.

Slimming World’s Food Optimising programme is based on this sciencce of energy density. Members can eat as much low energy dense and filling foods as they can, aka “free foods”, without having to worry of gaining weight and still see a great drop on the scales.

2- The myth: It’s harder to lose weight when you’re older.

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