I know you’ve been told many things concerning weight loss, but do you know most of them are Myths? Most times, we go with what we’ve heard about weight loss because we are looking for a quick fix, to lose weight, you need to change some of your habits step by step not once, as you read along, here are some myths about weight loss that can be holding you back from losing weight.
Myth 1; Certain foods can burn fat magically.
Truth; I know you have heard if you eat only protein or only carbs, you would lose weight, but the truth about this is there is nothing like fat burning foods, while some food can aid weight loss, weight loss is primarily determined by overall caloric intake.
Myth 2; Carbohydrate is an enemy to weight loss.
Truth; Carbs are an essential macronutrient, not all carbs are created equal, it is more important to focus on the type and quantity of carbs, instead of consuming processed and refined carbs, you can focus on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Cutting out carbs from your diet would make you malnourished.
Myth 3; Taking weight loss supplements are faster solutions.
Truth; There are many weight loss supplements, but most of them are ineffective and can even have a side effect on your health. Weight loss comes from a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Myth 4; Calories are equal
Truthfully; while calories are important in weight loss, not all sources of calories are equal, some can help you add weight. Different food affects hunger, hormones, and metabolism, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help control appetite and be filling.
Myth 5; You can’t eat out while trying to loose weight
Truth; Eating out does not affect your weight loss journey, just be mindful of the choices you make when eating out, look for dishes with low calories, and be mindful of portion sizes, in fact most restaurants have healthy options.
Myth 6; Spot reduction can target specific areas of fat.
Truth; Doing exercise for certain areas won’t directly lead to you losing fat in such areas, fat is lost evenly from the body when you create a healthy diet and exercise well.
Myth 7; Drinking water before meals boost metabolism
Truth; Staying hydrated is important for the health, however, the effect of drinking water before metabolism is minimal , it can however help with making you fuller and avoid overeating.
In Conclusion, each person’s weight loss is unique, what works for one person may not work for another, it is important to understand yourself and what would work for you, also sustainable weight loss comes from healthy diets, exercising, and being consistent with these efforts.