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 7 – Going vegetarian will help you lose weight and become healthier.
- Fact – Research shows that people who follow a vegetarian eating plan on average eat fewer calories and less fat than non-vegetarians, some research indicates that the vegetarian style eating patterns decrease the prevalence of obesity. Improve blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Vegetarians also teen to have lower body mass index (BMI) scores than people on other eating plans. (The BMI measures the body fat based on a person’s height in relation to weight). But vegetarians like others can make food choices that impact weight gain, like eating large amounts of foods that are high in fat or calories or low in nutrients. Vegans do not consume any animal products, while lacto-ovo vegetarians eat milk and eggs along with plant foods. Some people having eating patterns that are mainly vegetarians but may include small amounts of meat, poultry or seafood.
- Tips – Choose an ideal vegetarian eating plan for your taste; make sure you get enough of the nutrients that others usually take in from animal products like cheese, eggs, meat, and milk.
Myth 8 – Drinking water helps you lose weight.
- Fact – Water does not cause you to lose weight, but it does keep you hydrated and might help you snack less. Water is essential for good health and well being, sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger, if you’re thirsty you may snack more. Recommended water intake if 1.5 litres or 8-12 glasses of water.
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