5 weight loss myths you need to stop believing
When it comes to weight loss, people believe almost everything in a bid to get that body they want.
It’s impossible to lose weight overnight so, you need to put in the work. Some people lose weight faster than others, but for the most part, losing weight requires some smart choices and usually lots of patience.
Some of the misconceptions/myths that most believe in push them to go about losing weight the wrong way. Today’s article will highlight those myths so, you don’t fall for them.
Here are some of the myths of weight loss.
1. Carbohydrate makes you put on weight
Eating in the right quantities and as part of a balanced diet, carbohydrates will not, on their own (that is, without butter, creamy sauces and so on added to them) lead to weight gain. Consuming a whole grain and wholemeal carbohydrates such as brown rice and wholemeal bread, and potatoes with the skins on to increase your intake of fiber are healthy for weight loss.
2. You need to eat less and exercise more
Most people believe that people who lose weight successfully tend to change their eating habits and increase their exercise, that’s not the whole story. This is not true. If you just try to eat less and exercise more, you won’t be able to keep up with the fitness routine.
3. Skipping breakfast will help me lose weight
If you are not a breakfast person, you shouldn’t force yourself to eat, but skipping meals is not healthy. According to research, skipping breakfast has many effects on your body and can lead to weight gain and elevate your cholesterol levels. Skipping breakfast can decrease your caloric intake for the day, but in the long run, it can slow down your metabolism.
4. Eating after 6 p.m. leads to weight gain
While late-night eating has been linked to weight gain, putting a cut-off time on eating doesn’t mean you’re going to lose weight. The best strategy for eating at the end of the day is to plan and be aware of how much you are eating in the evening. Having a healthy snack later in the day can help curb your appetite and prevent overeating at dinner.
5. All slimming pills are safe to use for weight loss
Not all slimming tablets are effective or safe to use to lose weight. There are some prescribed medicines available for weight loss. There are also other un-prescribed, unlicensed weight loss products available on the market which may contain ingredients that are harmful to health.
If you are concerned about your weight, consult your healthcare professional.