Weight Loss Myths

There's a lot of truths and myths about weight loss. Diet and weight are one of those topics that never lose steam. Fad diets come and go, but there are fundamental concepts regarding your body and the process of losing weight.  Read on for common weight loss myths..

Women ready for exercise and tying her shoelaces - Weight loss myths

Exercise is critical for weight loss.

Ok, it stands to reason that if you exercise at the same time as dieting, weight should fall off faster right?! Wrong, many studies have been done in the name of weight loss and it shows no different between groups that diet alone and ones that diet and exercise. The clinical reason is still not known, but one theory is that people that combine therapies actually ingest more calories thus nullifying the effects of their workout.

You’ll lose more weight on a low-carb diet than on a low-fat one.

Many studies have been done on this subject and in the end, people lose the same amount of weight with both of them.

A calorie is a calorie.

Simple, processed carbohydrates do more damage than any other macronutrient (Carb, Pro, Fat). These nutrients have been extensively studied and it comes down to this. If you eat only a highly processed carbohydrate, such as a donut, you will most likely be hungry within a few hours as opposed to eating a vegetable omelet. Eat whole foods instead.

Juice cleanses lead to fast weight loss.

First, there is no such thing as “fast weight loss” and if you do, it will come back just as fast. These usually result from severe calorie restriction, but most of this is water. Once you go back to eating real food, weight will come back on.

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