Tacos for Weight Loss?Posted: October 15, 2017 in Healthy Eating by Craig Primack MD FACP
If you have struggled with obesity for any length of time, then it probably seems like you’ve heard it all before: all the weight loss tips, all of the strategies, all of the health concerns. Well, there is one diet strategy making headlines recently that you may have not heard before—the Mexican Food diet. Yep, you read that right! So-called dietary experts are making major headlines by saying that for the healthiest diet, the best thing you can do is to forego your traditional meals and to opt into the spirit of the fiesta!
The idea behind this diet is not so much focused on corn chips and cheesy dips as it is on the vegetable rich fajitas and spice-based flavorful cooking methods that make it easy to cut out fat. Mexican cuisine is one of the easiest to incorporate a large variety of flavorful veggies into, and so if you really focus your culinary efforts into using Mexican cooking techniques and flavors to eat healthy veggies around the clock, then it is possible to create healthy meals that can promote weight loss while eating delicious Mexican dishes.
If this sounds too good to be true, then good—you are clearly wised-up to the many diet fads that make the internet rounds every other month. While Mexican dishes may have plenty of potential for adding a variety of tasty veggies, the core ingredients of most Mexican dishes—the cheese, the sour cream, the fried corn tortillas—just aren’t healthy.
Seeing proclaimed breakthroughs like this and quick-fix claims makes the proposed solution difficult to ignore. But if you want to lose weight and be successful in keeping it off, then you need to be smart in the methods you adopt to reach your weight loss goals. Medical weight loss programs use vetted and proven strategies that put your health needs first, helping you to lose weight at a healthy pace that is strategic and tailored to your personal health needs.
When it comes to weight loss, the important thing is to stay smart and focused. Medical weight loss programs use proven strategies and diets that are backed with scientific evidence that demonstrate real results. It is nice to think that the answer to your weight loss concerns is simply hidden behind some easy quick-fix that you haven’t tried before, but that is rarely going to be the case.
Don’t fall for fad diets. Talk to your weight loss doctor about healthy eating and exercise strategies that can help you achieve your weight loss goals and keep the weight off for good.