7 Weight Loss Myths Facts, You Must Know.
Myth- If you don’t sweat while working out, you are not working hard enough
Fact – There is no relation between your amount of sweat and weight reduction as sweating is not related to your loss of number on the scale. The only thing sweat signifies is that the body is working to cool itself. Everyone sweats differently. And vice versa, if you sweat while doing small chores or anything does not mean you are losing a few grams or kilos. In a very humid city, sweating is common.
Myth- If the foods are “HEALTHY”, then you can eat as much as you want
Fact – Healthy foods are healthy only if you consume them to a certain limit. If you go overboard with them, then they are no longer healthy. For example – Nuts. Nuts contain many essential vitamins and minerals, they also contain some healthy fats, but they are also very high in calories if you consume them in excess you are probably consuming a lot of calories. So limit them to certain portion size, like have a handful of nuts daily and don’t exceed beyond.
Myth- Weighing scale is an ideal indicator of your health
Fact – Frequent use of the weighing scale to judge your fat reduction does not give a true picture of your effort to lose. Just because every time you step up on the scale, you don’t see any change in number, does not mean you are not losing fat. It can also be judged by measuring inches on your body. Sometimes you don’t lose even half a kg on the scale, but you find your clothes fitting better, that is a good indicator that you are losing kilos, and it will eventually also show up on the scale.
Myth- Eating fewer meals helps lose kilos
Fact – Skipping meals and expecting to lose fat is the most foolish notion when trying to be a success in your health journey. Because you might be losing kilos, but not fat and eventually you will gain it all back, once you start eating normally. Skipping meals only results in a loss of energy, which eventually affects health and well-being. By doing that you will only lose your muscle and water weight, which no one wants.
Myth- Slimming products, and supplements can be a quick solution to slim down.
Reality – If you pop a magic pill and think you will lose weight instantly, then think again. They may work, but slowly and eventually. And they give the best possible results only when consumed in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and proper diet.
Myth- You need to eat every 2-3 hours to increase your metabolism
Fact – Every time and everywhere we here, if you want to lose weight then eat something every 2-3 hours. But that is not always possible, especially on a busy schedule. That does not mean you cannot lose weight. When it comes to weight loss the ultimate thing that counts is the number of calories consumed and not the number of meals.
Myth- Diet helps you lose extra kilos
Reality – “Only” diet can never help you lose weight. Even if you lose weight in the beginning of a new diet, your weight loss will eventually stall and you will hit a plateau. To avoid that include a good workout in your lifestyle. It will help you maximize your weight loss result.
A healthy diet and an active lifestyle is the only answer for consistent and effective health journey which can be called a success in the end.
P.S – Eating after 2-3 hours is recommended for weight loss. The number of meals is important, secondary to a number of calories. Don’t forget, all calories are not the same. –