New Year New You 2013

Feb 1, 2013 4:42 PM

New Year, New You: Dieting fact and fiction

TUCSON-- When it comes to diet and weight loss there's a lot of information out there, from old wives' tales to modern-day blogs.

For any weight loss journey, there are a few rules of the road.
Registered dietitian Marisa Moore says its important to know the difference between good directions and those that are not.

First, do carbs make you fat?
That depends on how much you eat.
The truth is if you overeat on carbohydrate, protein or fat you can gain weight.
Limit your pasta to no more than about a half a cup to a cup at a time and focus on whole grain options.

O.k., so what about fat itself? Does fat make you fat?
Well, not all fats are created equal some sources of good, or healthy, fats include nuts, avocados, olive oil and peanut oil.

Finally,exercise is an essential part of weight management and living a healthy life
so lace up and get moving!

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