Top 10 Weight Loss Myths Uncovered

There are so many articles, and blog posts on what, and when to eat to lose weight. We done our research to uncover the “Top 10 Weight Loss Myths”


Weight Loss Myth 1: Carbohydrates Make You Fat!

Carbohydrates alone won’t make you fat – But it is important to know the difference between “Simple Carbohydrates and Complex Carbohydrates”
if you stick to the complex variety of carbohydrates like: (brown rice, whole grain pasta, sweet potatoes, quinoa, legumes, etc.) and enjoy them in reasonable quantities. You will find that you will feel fuller longer and tend to have less calories than “Simple Carhohydrates”
Simple Carbohydrates like biscuits, cakes, chips and, white bread tend to be higher in sugar, and lower in nutrition. They also tend to stave off hunger for short periods of time and can also bring down your energy levels


Weight Loss Myth 2: We Eat Less Sweets When They Are Smaller In Size!

We actually devour around 30% MORE of mini-sized treats.  The smaller portions literally encourage us to eat them!



Weight Loss Myth 3: Fats Are Unhealthy

What counts here is quality and quantity.  A certain amount of fat is vital. However, no matter whether they are good or bad – too much fat will be reflected in your weight. Ensure to eat good fats like Avocado, Cheese, Fatty Fish, Eggs, and Nuts
Fats to advocados,  potato crisps, chips, low fat spread, and pizza



Weight Loss Myth 4: Laxatives Make You Slim

Laxatives do not lead to sustainable, long-term weight loss.  They just increase water excretion. As a consequence, your weight will drop temporarily. You have to also consider the long term effects of using laxatives for weight loss, on your body and internal organs.



Weight Loss Myth 5: Skipping Breakfast Saves Calories

Skipping breakfast in the morning increases the likelihood for you to choose food high in calories during the day. A high protein breakfast is fuel for your body that keeps you energized throughout the entire day. The other benefits of having a meal in the morning regulates appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin and prevents a ravenous appetite.



Weight Loss Myth 6: Alcohol Stimulates Fat Burning

Alcohol slows down digestion and promotes the storage of fat.  In order to get rid of the alcohol as soon as possible, our body starts breaking it down immediately.  In the meantime, the digestion of carbohydrates, fat and proteins is put on hold. This process is the ideal opportunity for fat to settle in your fat deposits. Alcohol also has very low nutritional content, and can also inhibit muscle growth, and development when exercising.



Weight Loss Myth 7: By doing without familiar foods, you’ll lose sustainable weight

Weight loss is not accelerated by strictly forbidding certain food.  If you cross off habitual products from your diet, you’ll automatically find substitutes and possibly eat more of other things.  Plus, forbidden food is especially tempting and we often can’t resist!
Just remember that  Moderation is the key!.



Weight Loss Myth 8: Fasting Makes You Burn More Fat 

Several days without food is like famine to our body.  The only weight we lose is from lost water and muscle mass.  Our body clings to fat deposits to prepare for a long famine, and can also slow down your metabolism. Not ideal.



Weight Loss Myth 9: We Eat Bigger Portions When Using Smaller Plates

Small plates make our meals seem bigger.  When using small plates, we feel full sooner and automatically eat less.



Weight Loss Myth 10: Foods labelled ‘Low Fat’ Are Always a Healthier Choice

Be cautious. Foods labelled “low fat” have to contain no more than a specific amount of fat to legally use that label. If a food is labelled as “low-fat” or “reduced fat”, it should contain less fat than the full-fat version, but that doesn’t automatically make it a healthy choice: Check the label to see how much fat it contains. Some low-fat foods may also contain high levels of sugar.

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