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1. What percentage of carbohydrates are converted to fat in the body?
a) Over 90%
b) Around 75%
c) Around 50%
d) Less than 10%
D is Correct…Although there have been many diets that involve reduced intake of carbohydrates such as the well-known Atkins diet, in reality, less than 10% of carbohydrates are actually converted into fat. This doesn’t mean that a dieter should eat lots of carbohydrates as the calories in the carbohydrates will be used by the body instead of stored fat.
2. Which dieting method will lead to long-term weight loss?
a) Reducing your percentage of calories from fats and carbohydrates
b) Cutting out all carbohydrates
c) Cutting out all fats
d) Drastically cutting your daily intake of food
A is Correct!…Dramatically cutting any type of food from your diet will make dieting difficult and hard to maintain. When dieting becomes difficult it becomes harder to continue it for long periods of time. The best way to keep weight off is to gradually reduce caloric intake. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by reducing the percentage of calories from fat and carbohydrates.
3. Which of the following will make it the easiest to keep weight off?
a) Cut out all high-fat and high carbohydrate foods and replace them with healthier foods
b) Cut out all high-fat foods
c) Cut out all high carbohydrate foods
d) Cut out only one high-calorie item at a time
D is Correct!…Any type of dramatic cut in a diet will not help to keep weight off. As a matter of fact, in the long run, it could actually lead to more weight gain as your body’s metabolism increases in response to a lack of food. Rather than totally cutting out any type of food all at once, simply remove one item at a time from your diet over time. Your brain will not notice the change as much which will make it easier to sustain your diet.
4. Which of the following statements is true?
a) Cutting out all of your favorite high-calorie food items will lead to long-term weight loss
b) Keeping all of your favorite high-calorie food items in your diet, but eating them in moderation will still allow weight-loss
c) Keeping all of your favorite high-calorie food items in your diet, but skipping one meal per day will lead to long-term weight loss
d) You can lose a pound of fat per day with the proper diet
B is Correct!…One of the key ways to lose weight and keep it off is to make the process as painless as possible and better yet, allow the possibility of a reward every now and then. Completely cutting all of your favorite foods out of your diet or skipping meals will make the process difficult and dramatically increase the chances of gaining the weight back. Finally, it is impossible to lose more than an ounce or two of fat per day. If you are losing a pound per day it is mostly water and muscle mass. Reducing these two items will only lead to weight gain.
5. Which eating habit will lead to the most weight-loss?
a) Fasting for three days
b) Skipping one meal per day
c) Eating three meals per day
d) Eating four to six smaller meals per day
D is Correct!…Fasting for three days or skipping one meal per day will not only fail to accomplish weight-loss but will actually lead to weight gain. It is your body’s natural reaction to reduce metabolism in order to conserve energy if there is a lack of food. This has evolved for tens of thousands of years and cannot be corrected in just a few decades. If your metabolism is lowered then you will burn fewer calories and gain weight. Eating three meals a day will keep your weight about the same, but eating several smaller meals each day will help you to lose weight.
6. What is the best way to prevent overeating?
a) Take supplements to curb appetite
b) Reduce stress and perform activities where it’s impossible to eat such as a long walk
c) Eating snacks to reduce hunger
d) Drink lots of water
B is Correct!…Taking appetite suppressing supplements or drinking lots of water might temporarily reduce hunger, but has not been proven to prevent over-eating although drinking plenty of fluids does help in losing weight. Eating snacks may reduce hunger but they contain calories in themselves and will not help to reduce weight. The best way by far to prevent over-eating is to reduce stress as this is the main cause of over-eating. Better yet, performing stress reducing activities will not only burn calories but can also make it more difficult to eat. A good example would be taking a long walk.
7. What is the best way to burn fat?
a) Perform intense exercise at least three times per week
b) Add lots of carbohydrates to your diet
c) Perform a few extra cardiovascular activities per week such as walking or mowing the lawn
d) Take fat burning supplements
C is Correct!…Performing an intense exercise will burn fat and continue to long after the exercise is complete. However, more fat is actually burned during less strenuous exercise and is easier on the body. Adding carbohydrates to your diet will not cause your body to burn fat as it will be busy burning the calories in the carbohydrates themselves instead. Fat burning supplements have not been proven to cause much weight-loss.
8. What is not a benefit of intense exercise such as weight lifting?
a) Your body continues to burn calories long after the exercise is finished
b) You will burn fat during the actual exercise
c) Over time you will burn more calories as muscle mass increases
d) Your body will metabolize carbohydrates more efficiently
D is Correct!…One of the most well-known benefits of strenuous exercise is that your body will continue to burn calories long after the exercise is complete. Your body will burn fat during the exercise as well, but not as much as a less strenuous exercise. If your strenuous exercise consists of weight training, then your muscle mass will increase and will cause your body to burn more calories. Strenuous exercise does burn carbohydrates efficiently, but the level of efficiency does not change over time.
does not change over time.
9. Which of the following will not cause you to eat less at a meal?
a) Using a smaller plate
b) Eating at a slower pace
c) Exercising before eating
d) Drinking water during the meal
C is Correct!…Believe it or not, use of a smaller plate will allow your eyes to fool your stomach into thinking there is more food than there really is. This, of course, is good when you wish to eat less food at a meal. Eating slower will give your brain more time to shut off your hunger and make you feel full sooner. The sooner you feel full the less you will eat. Drinking water during a meal will also take up space in your stomach and make you feel full sooner. Staying hydrated is also beneficial in losing weight as your body can metabolize food more efficiently. Exercising before eating might actually make you feel hungrier, however, exercise burns calories, which is very helpful for losing weight.
10. Which part of the day is best to balance your meals?
a) Spread your meals out evenly throughout the day
b) Have your largest meal within three hours of waking and your last meal at least four hours before sleep
c) Have your largest meal shortly before sleep
d) Have your largest meal in the middle of the day
B is Correct!…Spreading your meals out evenly throughout the day or having your largest meal in the middle of the day might help you to sustain your weight, but will make it hard to lose weight. Eating a large meal right before bedtime may make it more difficult to fall asleep. If you are tired it will be more difficult to exercise and could lead to weight gain. Having your largest meal within three hours of waking gives your body the entire day to metabolize the food and more importantly prevents your metabolism from dropping too much from not eating all night. If your metabolism drops your body will start to store more fat.