Contrary to popular belief, weight loss can be a cakewalk if you approach it in the correct manner. Simply hearing and reading content online – which is mostly half baked information that is not corroborated by scientific evidence – will not do you any good. There is plenty of misinformation doing the rounds on the internet, from crash diets that can be extremely harmful to one’s health to magic pills that promise a miracle.
To sift through all this information and find credible information can be a cumbersome task (who has the time for it, really!). Thus, to make your weight loss journey a little easier, here is a list of the top myths about weight loss. By the time you finish reading this article, you will be grateful for getting exposed to such MIS-information.
Myth 1 – Carbs are fattening. Limit your intake of high carbohydrates foods when trying to lose weight.
- Fact – Carbohydrates, also known as “carbs”, are the body’s main source of fuel for energy. You don’t have to limit all carbs to lose weight. There are two main types of carbs : simple carbs (sugars) and complex carbs (starches and fibre). Foods that are high in complex carbs like fruits, veggies and whole grains provide a healthy supply of fibre, minerals, and vitamins. But simple carbs from cake, candy, cookies and sugar sweetened desserts and drinks including alcohol, have many calories and few nutrients. The government dietary guidelines advise eating plenty of unrefined grains, like brown rice and whole wheat bread, cereal and pasta. They also suggest that fruit and veggies make up half of what is on your plate.
- Tip – Reduce the number of calories you take in and increase the amount of physical activity you do each day. Create a healthy eating plan that mixes carbs, fat, and protein. Also, try to limit carbs prior to bedtime. Your body uses carbs for immediate fuel which isn’t needed if you’re about to fall asleep in the next few hours.
Myth 2 – If I skip meals, I can lose weight.
- Fact – Skipping meals may make you feel hungry and lead you to eat more than normally would at your next meal. Studies show, person who skip breakfast tend to be healthier than people who eat at a healthy and well planned breakfast.
- Tip – Choose meals and snacks that include a variety of healthy foods and plan your dietary intake every day.
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