Are You Eating the Right Way for Healthy Weight Loss?

Healthy Weight LossWe are officially in 2015 now, and that means many of us are still (hopefully) adhering to those New Year’s resolutions we set for ourselves a little over a week or so ago. And for many of us, those resolutions mean getting back in shape and shedding those few extra pounds that may or may not have added up as a result of the holiday season. But with many other things, there are both good and bad ways to go about this. Are you going about healthy weight loss the right way?

One of the first things we think about when it comes to healthy weight loss is food, and for many this involves reducing our fat intake. However, as Sarah Ware, registered dietitian, discusses in this video, avoiding fats all together is not the best approach:

According to the video, “Fat is essential in our diet and it is one of the three macronutrients that make up the main components of our food…eating fat alone will not cause you to gain weight.??? Wait, what? Fat itself is not what causes you to gain weight? No, the right fats are actually going to help you stay on track.

If you want to lose weight, the healthy way, cutting out fats isn’t going to help, especially not long term.

One of the most effective ways to change your diet for healthy weight loss is to work with a registered dietitian, one who can work with you to develop a strategy based on your own food preferences that meets all of your dietary needs – and that means including the right types of fat.

For more about healthy weight loss strategies that will actually help you lose the weight and keep it off, please contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today by calling 416 800 0800 and speaking with our registered dietitian, Stefanie Senior, or visit us online at