AFC Urgent Care Baytown wants you to know the truth behind weight loss. Let’s separate the myths from the facts.

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Just because a food is considered “healthy,” that doesn’t mean you don’t need to count the calories in the food. Even foods that are good for you should be eaten in healthy portions to avoid packing on the pounds.

How many of you have grabbed the nonfat or low-fat versions of your favorite foods to be healthier? Truth be told, while you think you’re making the healthy and wise decision, low-fat and nonfat foods aren’t usually all that good for you because manufacturers often add sugar or salt to make up for the flavor lost when fat is removed.

Also, trust your jeans and not the scale. If your jeans are fitting better around the waist, but the scale isn’t moving, it doesn’t mean you aren’t making progress. In fact, you’re probably building muscle to replace fat you’re losing, which is a good thing because muscle helps burn fat.

Remember, it’s important to be seen by a medical professional before starting a new exercise routine or nutrition plan. AFC Urgent Care Baytown is open seven days a week, and no appointment is necessary.