5 Myths About Weight Loss

5 Myths About Weight Loss
5 Myths About Weight Loss - Before you go for a diet, you will decide what kind of diet you will do, getting as much information as you can and create a diet plan based on information you get. Remember that there are a lot of information about weight loss which are not true. Here are some myths about weight loss you will commonly found.

Carbs are Fattening

Fact; Carbohydrates, also known as ‘Carbs’, are the body’s main source of fuel of energy. You don’t have to limit all carbs to lose weight. There are two main types of carbs; simple carbs (sugars) and complex carbs (starches and fiber). Foods that are high in complex carbs like fruits, veggies, and whole grains provide a healthy supply of the fiber, mineral and vitamins. But simple carbs from cake, candy, cookies and sugar-sweetened desserts and drinks including alcohol, have many calories and just few nutrients.

The government dietary guidelines advise eating plenty of unrefined grains, like brown rice and whole-wheat bread, cereal and pasta. They also suggest that fruit and veggies make up half of what is on your plate.

If I Skip Meals, I can Lose Weight

Fact; Skipping meals may make you feel hungrier and lead you to eat more than you normally would at your next meal. Besides, although you’re on a diet, your body still needs calorie to do daily activities. What you have to do is cut down the calorie, avoid the fat and eat more fiber to keep you full in a longer time.

Eating Late at Night will Cause Me to Gain Weight

Fact; All things considered, it doesn’t really matter when you eat, only how many calories you eat and burn in a day. Whether you’re eating in the morning or at midnight, your body turns any extra calories into fat over the course of time. In fact, eating a light snack like cheese and crackers before bed may help you sleep better.

Weight Lifting is Not An Ideal Way to Lose Weight Because It will Make Your Body Buff Up

Fact; Lifting weights or doing activities like push-ups and crunches on a regular basis can help you build strong muscles, which can help burn more calories (Read: 8 Fat Burning Foods). To strengthen muscles, you can lift weights, use large rubber bands also known as resistance bands, do push-ups or sit-ups, or do household or yard tasks that make you lift or dig.

Doing strengthening activities 2 or 3 days a week will not bulk you up. Only intense strength training, along with genetics, can build large muscles in addition to a high calorie diet. Many women are afraid that if they start lifting weights, they will start looking like female body builders, but the reality is that most women can’t get the shape they desire without weight training.

Physical Activity Only Counts if Done for Long Periods of Time

Fact; You don’t need aerobic exercise for periods to achieve the ideal 150 to 300 minutes of activity each week. Experts advise doing aerobic activity for periods of 10 minutes or longer at a time. You can divide these sessions over the course of a week.