Top 10 Weight Loss Myths

Have you sometimes felt confused about weight loss and nutrition guides that should help you take the right decisions about your health, yet for some reason they don’t? Here are some of the most frequent weight loss theories, and their rebuttals.

Myth 1: If you want to lose weight, a fad diet is the best choice.

Not always true. Fad diets usually promise fast weight loss or make you cut down on certain foods. Fad diets may be unhealthy because they prevent your system from getting all its necessary nutrients. The best way to lose weight is to eat healthy and work out, according to researchers.

Myth 2: Lose weight by skipping meals.

False. If you do that, you`ll end up eating more snacks. Studies proved that people who don`t eat breakfast are heavier unlike those who eat breakfast regularly.

Myth 3: I can eat anything I want and lose weight at the same time.

This is not always true. However, some dieters may actually be able to eat whatever they want and still stay in shape. When you try to lose weight you may eat some of your favorite foods while you pay attention to the amount of your food intake.

Myth 4: Never eat after 8.00 p.m. or you`ll gain weight.

False. The most important is how much you eat and how much you exercise, not when you eat. Don`t eat snacks while watching TV, using the computer, or playing video games. You need to be aware of how much you eat, and when you’re doing something else while eating, you may lose track of how much you’re eating.

Myth 5: Certain foods help you burn fats.

Not really true. Certain foods that contain caffeine can enhance your metabolism for a short while. However, those foods do not result in weight loss, or make you burn fats.

Myth 6: Herbal weight loss products are efficient and safe for your health.

Not really true. Weight loss products are not necessarily safe just because they are “herbal,” or “natural” . Many herbal products that claim to help you lose weight are not always scientifically tested for safety or efficiency. Certain natural products may cause negative effects along with other drugs or have unwanted effects on people with certain medical conditions.

Myth 7: Nuts should be avoided during a weight loss program.

Not always true. Some types of nuts contain saturated fats that may increase the level of cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Other types of nuts also contain fiber, proteins, and don`t have cholesterol. They can be a part of a good weight loss program while they are consumed in small amounts.

Myth 8: Red meat is not the best choice for weight loss.

Myth 9: Vegetables and fresh fruits are better than frozen products.

Not always true. Both frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy. Fresh fruits can sometimes lose nutrients after light exposure.

Myth 10: Fast foods are always unhealthy.

Not always true. If you choose salads and grilled foods you can stay in shape and have a healthy diet. You should consume in small amounts high-fat toppings, full-fat mayonnaise, or salad dressings.

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