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WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS

In order to make the right changes in your diet and exercise, you need to know the difference between weight loss myths and facts. Here we will help you find out the truth behind common myths related to weight loss.

Top 9 Myths About Weight Loss

Myth 1: Skipping meals and starving will help you slim down

Weight Loss Myth 1 Skipping meals and starving will help you slim down

 

Skipping meals will not help you lose weight. On the contrary, it will slow down your metabolism, while increasing your chances of gaining more weight.

Myth 2: As long as you exercise, you can eat what you want

Weight Loss Myth 2 As long as you exercise, you can eat what you want

 

No matter how much you exercise, your weight loss journey will fail to give you any results if you continue eating whatever you want, especially junk and refined foods.

Myth 3: Drinking more water will lead to weight loss

Weight Loss Myth 3 Drinking more water will lead to weight loss

 

Drinking water is good, but it should not be confused as a magical pill to lose weight. You need to follow a real research-based weight loss program to get actual results than just drink water.

Myth 4: Avoiding carbs altogether will help you in losing weight
Weight Loss Myth 4 Avoiding carbs altogether will help you in losing weight

 

When consumed in the right proportion, whole grain and whole meal carbs will not make you gain weight. So, it’s a myth that avoiding carbs altogether will help you lose weight.

Myth 5: As long as you keep a count of the calories, you can eat what you want

Weight Loss Myth 5 As long as you keep a count of the calories, you can eat what you want

 

Counting calories doesn’t mean you can eat anything. What’s more important is to know the type of calories you are consuming, as it will have the most impact on your body.

Myth 6: Diet foods and supplements can help you become thinner

Weight Loss Myth 6 Diet foods and supplements can help you become thinner

 

Studies show that diet foods and supplements have very little or no role in making you lean. Therefore, you cannot rely on them to become thinner.

Myth 7: Eating snacks will lead to weight gain

Weight Loss Myth 7 Eating snacks will lead to weight gain

 

You are mistaken to believe that snacking leads to weight gain. The truth is that eating healthy snacks prevents you from overeating, gradually helping you in weight loss.

Myth 8: Popular weight-loss plans work for most people

Weight Loss Myth 8 Popular weight-loss plans work for most people

 

The truth is that the weight-loss industry wants you to believe that certain diets and fitness plans work for most people. More than any weight-loss plan, your lifestyle will play a more important role in helping you lose weight.

Myth 9: A fat-free, gluten-free diet helps in losing weight

Weight Loss Myth 9 A fat-free, gluten-free diet helps in losing weight

 

A fat-free and gluten-free diet alone cannot help you lose weight. On the contrary, your body needs healthy fats for proper functioning.

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