DV, or daily values, are the recommended daily intakes that appear on your food labels. They show how much of each nutrient you should eat each day, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. While sticking to 100% of your DV for each item is a good starting point in losing weight, it may not be exactly what your body needs. Trend diets often follow some of these guidelines, but not all of them. Also, every person is unique.
Trend diets make people feel empowered to lose weight because they are a major change to your normal food intake, but they often fail to show results. There are many reasons for this, including:
- Trend diets are not long-term nutrition changes.
- Trend diets often show results because of the loss of water-weight, not fat.
- Trend diets often block out certain parts of the diet, leading to a loss of important nutrients.
While a magic little diet pill or a fast-track trend diet may make your life easier, it is not an effective lifestyle change. Even if you lose weight with one of these options, it will not result in healthy, long-term success. The only real way to lose weight and to keep it off long-term is to invest in a little nutrition education.
If you are struggling to lose weight, if you feel you don’t fully understand how DV and nutrition values work, or if you need the added support of someone who is truly passionate about the subject, contact us at In Motion Fitness today and talk to one of our qualified nutritionists. We can help you along your journey to improved health and wellness. Check out our current nutrition and fitness special!