Three Diet Myths
You’ve got weight loss goals and you do everything to achieve it. You enrolled yourself in the gym and you submit yourself to a diet. You don’t starve yourself because you know that it only going to make you want to eat more. But to hasten the weight loss process, you give in to not eating. And when you do, you end up eating more than you should. You feel frustrated that you weren’t able to stick to your diet and so you drown yourself to your favourite foods and eat your heart out. You end up gaining more than your original weight. And this cycle goes on and on.
Stop. It is time to stop believing that there are short-cuts in achieving your desired weight loss. Believing that crash dieting can hasten the process of weight loss is like believing that eating sweets can help you lose weight. This and other diet myths are far from what is true. And although some of them are very popular, it is important that you carefully consider what to try and what not to, so as not to get derailed in your motivation.
So before you drown in believing the so called truths of dieting, here are the top three pervasive beliefs about weight loss that you should know. Here’s the real scoop so you could hit your weight loss goals.
- Weight training is all about strength training.
There is very little different between muscle weight and fat weight. Two women may have the same weight, but look totally different. Although strength training can involve the development of your muscle, improving muscle weight in the process, it does not mean that it is all that you need. When it comes to weight training, you also have to focus on doing what will help burn the fatty pounds.
- Regular exercise means getting to eat whatever you want
Regular exercise can help balance off your food consumption. However, if you aim to lose weight, you should submit yourself to regular exercise and proper diet meals too. Exercise alone will not make you shed off the pounds. After all, you got fat not because you lack exercise, but because you ate too much and moved too little.
- Women lose weight slower than men.
Biologically, men tend to lose more weight, because their body tends to build on more lean muscle mass than that of women. Moreover, their metabolism is at a higher rate of 10%. All these problems are not real problems but mere different of a man’s body from than of a woman. These do not mean that women cannot lose as much weight as men can. Perhaps the challenge will be that women need to work-out more than men. Or maybe women need to be in control of their diet and not give in to sweet temptation.
If you believe in any of these myths and you think they may be true, then you are off to gaining more weight. But if you choose to believe the facts that discredit all these myths about weight loss, you can only expect to achieve ideal weight when you wish to have it.