Don’t Be April Fooled: 3 Health Tips From The Experts

Emily Morsello

| 2 min read

April Fools’ Day is usually celebrated with fake dog poo, wrapping your colleagues computer with aluminum foil, or something similar. But, I think it can serve as a day to decide when/where you may have been bamboozled in recent months, especially when it comes to health tips.

Everyone’s An Expert

There are lots of “experts” out there, who swear that they lost 10 pounds in a month by eating only McDonald’s, or someone once told me that I should try the pineapple diet, which is just as it sounds: eat pineapple and that’s pretty much it.
Either way, I know a few dietitians who would agree that tips like that are not healthy for the average person.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. You Can Indulge (In Moderation)

According to health coach Angela Jenkins, we can allow ourselves the treats we want, but in moderation. For example, enjoy one Hershey Kiss instead of a whole candy bar.The satisfaction we get from that little indulgence will keep us on track because we won’t feel deprived. Also, according to Shape Magazine,
If deprivation diets worked, everyone who has ever been on a diet would be lean.

2. You Should Set Attainable Health Goals

Most of us have room for improvement, especially when it comes to health. According to Grace Derocha RD, many folks are looking for a quick diet fix, but we should focus on goals we can reach.
You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps.

3. You Can Lose The Weight

Jodi Davis lost over 160 pounds in 16 months and she’s been able to keep the weight off. For years, she told herself she would never be able to lose weight and dealt with food addiction and obesity. She tried all of the fad diets that were out there–to no avail–which many people can relate to.
One day she discovered that when she added movement into her day, she felt better and the weight began to fall off – especially when exercise was coupled with a healthy diet. Jodi didn’t think she could do it, but she was wrong.
There are so many weight-loss myths out there, so make sure you know who to trust.
Check out this video from GOOD Magazine:
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