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Stupid Diet Myth #3: Restrict Your Calories

Don’t ever diet. If you let yourself get hungry, your body will go into fat storage mode. Starvation tricks the body into thinking there’s not enough food in the world. Therefore, once you do eat something, it gets stored as unsightly belly fat. Jeans get tight. And everyone knows that carrying more junk in the trunk isn’t right. To prevent the "oh no, please don’t wear a thong" effect, never restrict calories to the point that you become wildly hungry.

This isn’t a ticket to eat whatever, whenever. Anyone who has ever eaten too many burgers understands that caloric overload does in fact fatten you up. The key here is customization. Eat your required amount of calories based on your lifestyle and goals in the form of healthy fat, protein and slow-absorbing carbohydrates – three times per day – nothing more. You can’t cheat calories, no matter how healthy your food or how blessed your metabolism.

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Shane Ellison

My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, The 5 Deadly Pills Checklist.

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