There are many common weight loss myths that people live by when it comes to their health. It is sometimes difficult to separate the myths and facts from the truth about losing weight. Many sound perfects while others are just laughable. I read somewhere once that if you drink water at night you are going to gain weight or if you lose your hair you can go often.
Weight Loss Myth #1
The more weight I need to lose, the more intense my exercise routine should be
Lose Weight Truth: Although an intense workout routine is great, there are a few things you should consider: The first thing is that everyone is on a different level when it comes to it and a lot more when it comes to it. If you have been physically inactive for many years, walking half a mile a day can be an intense task for you. After walking that half mile you see that you are sweating bullets and you are tired. But, for a person who has been physically active for many years, it is possible to walk half a mile without sweating. Everyone has a different definition of what “intent” is.
If you're working for an hour a day, but you only have 20 minutes a day due to life's busy schedule, that'll be gone in 20 minutes. It may not necessarily be classified as “acute” by your definition, but those little heart moments will have a positive effect on health.
Fat Loss Myth # 2
Stress and weight don't go together
Weight Loss Fact: This is one of those “laughable” myths. To learn more about how stress is adding up to lbs. Please download my free e-book for your life, “The Psychology of Weight Loss”
Fat Loss Myth # 3
I can lose weight by eating whatever I want
The Truth of Weight Loss: Sir Isaac Newton once said “Everything that happens comes down.” There are natural principles that govern our lives. If you throw the ball up in the air, it will come back down. You can sit on your couch and imagine and imagine that the ball will float in the air, but natural principles teach us that it will come down. The same goes when it comes to our weight.
This is one of the most common weight loss myths. If your nutrition mainly consists of Twinkies, chips, and donuts, it is unreasonable to think that your health and weight will be balanced. Sure you can burn it off by exercising, but most people who mainly consume junk food probably aren't disciplined enough to stick to a workout routine. I know some people who look from the outside that they're in good shape, not because they're fat, but who have high cholesterol.
Just because I'm sorry to crush the hearts of so many Twinkie lovers, I will say this. You can eat junk food, cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza, burgers… all those “soul-satisfying food”, but it should be in moderation. Too much of anything is never good.
Fat Loss Myth # 4
skipping meals is a good way to lose weight
Weight Loss Facts: There are several studies that show that people who skip breakfast and eat less during the day become much heavier than those who eat healthy nutritional breakfasts and eat between 4-6. This may be because they feel hungrier later in the day and may have a tendency to over eat during other meals of the day.
Fat Loss Myth # 5
I won't lose weight while eating dinner
Weight Loss Truth: You can indulge in more food during the day and not eat a single thing at night and you will gain weight. As is the fact that you can starve yourself during the day and overeat all night and you can still gain weight. The key here is balance. If your body is telling you it's hungry, maybe you should listen. The fact is that by overeating, while not exercising, you will gain weight; No matter what time of day you eat. Whenever I feel hungry at night, as is my habit with other meals during the day, I try to choose something that is natural in nature. Some fruits, vegetables, or I can even make myself a fruit. During those moments when I'm craving ice cream or something sweet, I allow myself to have some, and not feel guilty about it. Many people who are overweight live their lives in guilt and shame. I allow myself to get some, though, with moderation.
Fat Loss Myth # 6
I'm Not Acceptable Until I Lose Weight
Lose Weight Facts: A person who doesn't feel acceptable because they are fat because they are not acceptable to themselves before. The way you think others see you is based on your own perspective. I honestly believe that one must be emotionally fit before one can be physically fit. I've gone through these self-limiting feelings before. Because once I realized that I was already good enough in the eyes of God and I had no need to prove myself to anyone or to remove all my differences. Once you accept yourself for who you are now and realize that you are already good enough in God's sight, you will no longer be able to feel yourself.
Fat Loss Myth # 7
I need to cut calories to lose weight fast
Weight Loss Truth: If you're eating excessively and stuffing your face, reducing your calories may be a good thing. However, cutting calories can have adverse effects if you are eating properly. Because if you are cutting calories and starving your body, it will lower your metabolism, or in other words slow it down, which can actually result in you.
Fat Loss Myth # 8
Skipping meals will help me lose weight
Weight Loss Fact: Skipping Meals Can Actually Make You Gain Weight! You will get very hungry and eventually you will have to eat. This will shut down your metabolism and eventually slow it down. Think of a car that is running on low gas (food), if you don't fill it up, it will eventually stop working. The same goes for our body, we need to fuel it constantly.
Fat Loss Myth # 9
I think I have gained weight, it runs in my family!
Lose Weight Truth: Can One Say E-X-C-U-S-E-S? But I won't deny that there may be a tendency to raise heavy children who will be heavy all their lives, but I don't have it. What we do to our families, mainly the people who raised us directly, are our thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts about food, money, religion, politics, education, etc., are based on how you were raised. If you grew up in a household where fried foods are cooked as the primary food, you might have a tendency to continue cooking and eating fried foods. If this is the case then you may be a little heavy around the waist. The easiest thing to do is to blame the people who take responsibility for your upbringing, however, you always have the option to change.
Fat Loss Myth # 10
It's so hard to eat healthily
Weight Loss Fact: Eating healthy is the easiest thing in the world…once you train yourself to do it. How many times have you set a goal to lose weight or “eat better”? The first few days you're doing great, eating all kinds of foods that you wouldn't normally eat. Then something strange started to happen, you go back to your old habits and behavior. This has happened to you in other areas outside of your health. It could be in earning money, looking for a new job, or in your relationships. It takes time to form a new habit because our brains don't like change. Changes in the brain are dangerous. Anyway, if you want to learn more about how our brain prevents us from forming new habits, consider the “Psychology Freelance E-Book.”
Fat Loss Myth # 11
You have to give your favorite food to lose weight
Weight Loss Truth: What Would The World Be Like Without Pizza And Without Pepperoni Pizza??? I think it would be a tortured world to live in!! Lol, now on an anecdotal note I completely disagree with this myth. You can definitely eat your favorite food. Depriving yourself of this kind of pleasure isn't fun, and clearly, you can eat it anyway. As mentioned earlier, the real key is moderation. If you're a steak lover, eating it every single day may not be the best thing, but eat it once or twice a week. People who know me personally know that I lose chicken wings with pizza. In a perfect world where I wouldn't gain any weight and my arteries were clogged up, I'd love to eat it several times each week, I'd love it. However, I know they are not the healthiest of the food options so I have about 2-3 times per month. I am not giving my favorite foods, I am eating it in moderation so that it does not hold me as extra weight.
Fat Loss Myth # 12
Overeating is caused by hunger
Weight Loss Facts: Nice to try there. If only we could blame “hunger” for it. In fact, we can call this food hunger, it has nothing to do with your overeating. It may be something to tell your body that it's time to “fuel up” and it needs food, but that's not a sign that anyone should skip it. There are different reasons why many people eat more. One of the main ones is a feeling of stress, depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and other downgrading feelings of that nature. At times, food can be a means to meet your needs. Maybe you're actually meeting your needs through your foods. For example, if you lead a lonely life, and aren't very happy, food may be a means to make you feel unsettled and comfortable. There are other articles that I have written on the subject but suffice it to say that the reason for overeating is not hunger.
Fat Loss Myth # 13
Only Rigid Diets Work for Weight Loss Truth: That word goes again… diets…. Those “excessive diets” are only good for weight loss and rapid weight gain. These rigid diets range from “cookie diets”, lol… to “water only diets” like this one…. I'm sure you can lose weight, however, on these, the weight will come back and usually With some extra weight as a bonus.
Fat Loss Myth # 14
I'm too fat and too far down the road to start
Lose Weight Fast: A long journey begins one step at a time. It's natural to expect immediate results and even fear the road ahead of you; especially if you are overweight. The secret here is to make small significant changes. Don't expect any good results as it will disappoint you. You're never too far down the road where you can't see the sunlight…
Fat Loss Myth # 15
I can't do it, I've tried many times and failed
Lose Weight Truth: The great Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or do you think you can't—you're right.” … it's 90% mindset, and 10% is actually getting out of your butt and doing something about it. You fall down, you back up …. You fall down again, you are back again. If you've tried to lose weight in the past, it's time to keep trying. The disappointment is to lose weight as it is to a vegetarian a piece of fried chicken… they don't go hand in hand.