9 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
September 20, 2022
9 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much

Diet research keeps changing, but we can help you keep track and sort out the ideas with the most evidence. Here’s our update of the latest diet science.

The old rule “eat less, exercise more” is a bit too simple. Many other factors count, too, and everyone needs to figure out their own strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy diet and weight.

Reason #1

You may be heavier than you like because: you don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.

A review of the science to date concluded that eating more whole fruits and vegetables (not juices, for example) helped women lose weight, in part because they provided fiber and promoted a stable weight. This study didn’t look at the effects on men.

Blueberries, apples, pears, strawberries, and avocados were all linked to weight loss. Broccoli, peppers, summer squash, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts had good effects as well.



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September 20, 2022

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN