Oct 24, 2015 Losing weight can often be confusing, hard work and sometimes dangerous. I say dangerous because there are a lot of diets out there that people do that can damage their bodies. For this reason when dieting you should always be careful and use some common sense. In this article I will give you some healthy weight loss tips. 1. Always try to eat real foods. There are many diets that promote juicing your foods or only drinking shakes. This is a bad idea, as prolonged dieting in this manner can cause damage to your gums and teeth. Dieters who often follow these juice diets will find themselves bleeding from their gums, due to them not having to use their teeth to chew. Eating real solid food will avoid this problem all together. It will also keep you feeling fuller for longer. 2. Don't cut out fats A lot of diets are low fat or no fat. This is downright silly and dangerous. Our bodies need dietary fat to survive, without fat in our diets we would die. It is as simple as that. We can survive without carbohydrates and even without protein, but our body needs fat. Dietary fat regulates many of our hormones. Not eating enough will cause serious problems and can even cause us our mood to feel off. For this reason many diets often make the people doing them feel horrible, therefor you should eat healthy fats in your diet. 3. Healthy food still contain calories It makes me so angry when I see people who think just because they are eating healthy that they will lose weight. No this is not true. A healthy food or a unhealthy food, they all contain calories. A sweet potato could contain 300 calories while a bar of chocolate could contain 200. The sweet potato maybe more healthy, but it still contains more calories. Eating more calories than your body needs will cause you to gain weight. It doesn't matter if those calories are from salmon and kale or chocolate and sweets, therefor make sure you are not eating more calories than your body needs otherwise you will end up gaining weight and not losing it. 4. Carbs are not evil Every dieter seems to think carbs are bad. They are not. Carbs provide energy and each gram of a carbohydrate contains the same amount of calories as protein. I recommend eating carbohydrates such as oats, whole wheat pastas and sweet potatoes to keep you feeling fuller for longer.