Weight Loss Myths
Don’t Believe These Weight Loss Myths!
For many people, trying to lose weight can be like climbing Mount Everest: one false step and the whole program could go out the window. There are a lot of weight loss myths out there, many of which will slow down or prevent you from dropping that nasty belly fat if you unknowingly accept them.
Not believing the following rumours will go a long way towards completing your quest for the perfect beach body and maximising the effectiveness of your gym time.
Carbs are all the same: Carbs are absolutely not all the same. Some, like those found in fast foods, are terrible if your trying to slim down – no more pizza or kebabs! However, carbs which come from wholegrain sources which contain a high percentage of fibre are actually a good option. Since carbohydrates only have about half the energy of fats, it is generally better to eat a high-carb meal as opposed to a high-fat meal.
Red meat contains too much fat: This is one of the most harmful myths out there. Red meats contain relatively low percentages of fat, especially if you choose a good cut. Even better news is that over half of the fat in red meat is heart-healthy ‘good fat’. It is a great source of protein and iron, which are both essential for muscle building after a hard exercise session.
It’s all genetic: How often do you hear someone blame ‘bad genes’ or a ‘family history’ when talking about why they struggle to lose weight? According to recent scientific research, the chances are that they are wrong. While there is sometimes a genetic link to obesity, it is actually only found in a small number of people. Everyone else; stop making excuses and put in some hard work if you want to see results.
Dairy products are bad for you: Ok yes they can contain a lot of fat, but dairy products are also packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. The right nutrient balance goes a long way towards having a healthy and properly functioning. A healthy body is an absolute must when trying to cut some pounds, and there is a wide range of reduced fat products to choose from.
Salads are a good restaurant option: Wrong! Salads can often contain as many, if not more calories than most other meals on the menu. They often contain unhealthy ingredients like croutons, bacon, mayonnaise, and oily dressings while providing few beneficial nutrients.
As medieval scholar Sir Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is Power”. If you are serious about losing weight, do some research and find out what are the right and wrong ways to go about it. Good luck!