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 3 – Eating late at night will cause me to gain weight.
- Fact – All things considered, it doesn’t really matter when you eat, only how many calories you eat and burn in a day. Whether you’re eating in the morning or at midnight, your body turns any extra calories into fat over the course of time. In fact, eating a light snack, like cheese and crackers, before bed may help you sleep better.
Myth 4 – Weight lifting is not an idea way to lose weight because it will make your body “buff up”.
- Fact – Lifting weights or doing activities like push ups and crunches on a regular basis can help you build strong muscles, which can help burn more calories. To strengthen muscles, you can list weights, use large rubber bands also known as resistance bands, do push-ups or sit-ups, or do household or yard tasks that make you lift or dig. Doing strengthening activities 2 or 3 days a week will not “bulk you up”. Only intense strength training, along with genetics, can build large muscles in addition to a high calorie diet, many women are afraid that if they start lifting weights they will start looking like female body builders, but the reality is that most women can’t get the shape they desire without weight training.
- Tips – Physical activity recommended for adults who should do something at least 2 times a week to strengthen muscles, an adult should perform 150 to 300 minutes of moderately intense or vigorous aerobic activity each week like brisk walking or biking. Aerobic activity makes you sweat and breathe faster, and it’s great for blood circulation.