Seven Weight Loss Myths You Shouldn’t Believe.
(BlackFitness101.com) Losing weight is an extremely popular subject at the moment because of the fact that there is an increasingly large amount of people who are looking to try and make a change to their lifestyle and their weight. However, as a result of this, many people take to the internet to find out the best methods to drop the pounds and they end up stumbling across many weight loss myths that have been shown, time and time again, to be false. In this article, we are going to go through seven weight loss myths that you should simply dismiss if you ever come across them.
- – Fats Make You Fat
This is without a doubt one of the most confused-about weight loss topics. It’s not the amount of fat in your diet that is going to make you put on those unwanted pounds, it ultimately comes down to your daily caloric intake. If you are in a caloric surplus, you are going to be gaining weight, eating at maintenance calories is going to maintain your weight and the caloric deficit is what’s going to help you lose fat.
- – Supplements
The supplement industry is doing a pretty good job at convincing people that their products are the key to helping you get the results that you want, whereas in reality, this just isn’t the case. Of course some supplements can help you but for the majority of them, they are not going to give you any noticeable results, your diet is what’s going to get you the body you want. There’s no magic pill.
- – Weight Loss Foods
No matter what you read on the internet or in a magazine, there are no single foods that are going to make your body go into a state of fat loss. One of the most popularly claimed weight loss foods is the grapefruit, but there is no real evidence to prove it; stick to a healthy diet and ensure that you’re in a caloric deficit.
- – Carbohydrate Myth
Despite the fact that there is scientific proof to back up the fact that a low-carb diet can help with losing weight, it does not necessarily mean that you have to restrict your carbs to burn away body fat. Although having a diet that is very rich in carbs is going to make it a little more difficult for you to remain in a caloric deficit. So I’d recommend keeping your carb intake at a moderate level, the lower they are, the harder your diet is going to be as your energy levels would be affected.
- – Breakfast
The times at which you decide to consume your calories really doesn’t have a big effect on the overall rate at which your body is able to lose weight. As long as, by the end of the day, you are below your maintenance caloric intake, you will lose weight, provided that you remain consistent with the diet. There are, however, a number of studies that show people who eat breakfast weigh less than people who do not, but the only correlation there is that the people eating breakfast are more likely to be healthier in general.
- – Diets
Even though we use the word diet to describe eating habits, a diet means that you are only going to stick to it for a certain amount of time, meaning that you’re already planning to gain the weight back. Instead, you should strive to make the way you eat sustainable so you can keep it up and make it a part of your lifestyle.
- – Snacks Make You Gain Weight
Snacking doesn’t actually lead to putting on body fat. It just depends on what you snack on, if you were to eat healthy snacks in between meals, you wouldn’t actually be putting yourself in a position where you’re going to put on fat. The issue is that many people end up going overboard with the amount of food that they snack on; try sticking to fruits and vegetables and you’ll have no problem.
So if you stumble across any of these weight loss myths, which is likely to happen, just remember to focus on your overall nutrition. That means paying attention to the quality of the foods that you are eating as well as the caloric density of all your meals throughout the day and you’ll be well on your way to burning away that unwanted fat.
Staff Writer; Janet Banks
Questions? Feel free to email me at; JBanks@BlackFitness101.com.