Weight Loss Myths You Need to Stop Believing!
If you are trying to lose weight or slim down you may have experienced the struggle of parsing through conflicting weight-loss advice and remedies. However, most of the information regarding weight loss is either unproven or has been proven not to work at all.
Here are some weight loss myths you need to stop believing and reconsider:
1. That everyone should go low carb:
Studies have shown that the vast majority of people lose weight better and faster on diets that are not low in carbohydrates. People lose weight best on a diet that is at least 45% carbohydrates which is high in fiber and low in refined sugar.
2. That you have to avoid or restrict certain foods:
You don't have to cut out foods you love to be healthy in fact, trying to avoid those foods will mostly increase your weight in the long run as restricting certain foods leads to craving and overeating. One should always focus on what they can add in their diet and not subtract.
3. The number on a scale determines your health:
When trying to lose weight it’s better to pay more attention to the way your clothes fit as its a better indicator of how much weight you have lost. Whereas a scale just measured the weight of your body as a whole and does not distinguish between the fat or muscle or water composition is your body.
4. Low -fats and fat-free foods are automatically better for you:
Many processed low-fat or fat-free foods have just as many calories as the full-fat versions, or even more.
5. Hardcore workout can help you lose weight:
Working outcomes in many forms and not all of them will leave you breathless and drenched in sweat. Exercise doesn’t have to be spending an hour at the gym.
6. There's nothing wrong with cutting out entire food groups or nutrients:
Your body requires fat, protein, and carbohydrates to function. Removing one of these components may lead to nutrient deficiencies, and may even hinder weight loss, as your body lacks what it needs.
7. Skipping meals is a great way to lose weight:
People who skip their meals tend to feel hungrier later and generally eat way more than they normally would. Eating small meals throughout the day gets the energy levels up maintains blood sugar levels and helps in not making impulsive food decisions.
8. You can eat whatever as long as you exercise:
It’s all about balance. You can’t out-exercise a bad diet, and you can’t out-diet a lack of exercise.