There are just so many ways to lose weight nowadays that we don’t know which ones actually work and which ones are actually real. It is a fact that living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to go, but how exactly would you know that you’re living it right? There are so many myths out there that so many people believed in, that is why I think this article, we will bust some of them.
Keep in mind that before you try any type of diet or if you are going to try to change your lifestyle, you must get yourself checked first by your physician, to make sure that you are well enough to actually go on the diet that you want. It is also very important to not believe in things that have to do with weight loss, especially if it is not scientifically proven, and if you want to be sure, it best asks a dietitian about it. Here are some of the most common myths about weight loss that most people believe in.
“If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with inky one definite peace of information: french-fried potatoes are out.” – Jean Kerr
MYTH #1 Supplements are all you need
Most people believe that if you take supplements for weight loss, then that would mean you could simply eat anything you want and wouldn’t need exercise. The truth is that supplements are merely there to help you out during your weight loss, you cannot rely on them and they wouldn’t exactly work if you don’t do anything to lose weight. Exercise and proper diet must be prioritized in order for these supplements do to their magic.
The truth is that supplements are merely there to help you out during your weight loss, you cannot rely on them and they wouldn’t exactly work if you don’t do anything to lose weight. Exercise and proper diet must be prioritized in order for these supplements do to their magic.
MYTH #2 Being overweight is always a choice
Being overweight isn’t always a choice. There are actually a lot of people who could not control their weight because they may be suffering from an illness, and there are some who are not aware of it. People who have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, Addison’s disease, and thyroid disorders, are most likely the ones who cannot control their weight or no matter how much they try to lose weight, it just wouldn’t work. Women who are suffering from hormonal imbalance may have a hard time losing weight as well, so technically, being overweight is definitely not everyone’s choice.
MYTH #3 Eat less; Move more
One of the best ways to lose weight is to have regular exercise or have a workout routine, however, there are some people who believe that in order for you to lose weight faster, you must eat less while doing more exercise. This is actually not healthy at all because you are basically being active, your body would need as much energy it can have, so eating less is not an option. Instead, you should eat healthier, that could go together with your workout routine, such as consuming protein.
MYTH #4 Being thin means being healthy
Contrary to the popular belief, not everyone who is considered as thin, are healthy or are physically fit. There are a lot of people who are seen as ‘overweight’ even if their weight is appropriate for their height in the body mass index. There are also people who are considered to be fit but are not physically healthy.
MYTH #5 Fasting and not snacking will help you lose a few pounds
Fasting is actually not always helpful especially if you are being active when trying to lose weight. Snacking, on the other hand, doesn’t necessarily make people gain weight. It would always depend on how often you snack or what is it that you eat.
“I’ve realized that I’m more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza but I love myself more. Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It’s about saying you deserve to be healthy.” – Valerie Bertinelli
If you believed in one or two of these myths above, then it is best to actually live a healthier lifestyle by making sure that what you’re doing is actually good for your body and not just because other people are doing it. Keeping your body fit and healthy is definitely important, so don’t just go believing in myths. Dr. Elaine Magee, a dietitian, even said, that one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to weight loss is that people expect long-term result after doing something short-term. Share this article with your family and friends to let them know about it as well.