Myths about weight loss: what prevents you from becoming slim

April 16, 2017, 11:30

There are many ways to deal with being over­weight. But not all of them are effec­tive. What claims about weight loss can be trust­ed, and which ones can be for­got­ten? Let’s talk about weight loss myths.

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Myth #1

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To lose weight, you need to com­plete­ly aban­don fat.

As for fat, a num­ber of vit­a­mins dis­solve in it, so it is impos­si­ble to do with­out it. Lack of fat, for exam­ple, will lead to a lack of vit­a­min E (impor­tant for repro­duc­tive func­tion), vit­a­min D (essen­tial for bones), vit­a­min A (essen­tial for vision). There are two types of fats: refrac­to­ry and polyun­sat­u­rat­ed. In order not to harm your health and not get bet­ter, give pref­er­ence to the lat­ter. Let your diet pre­dom­i­nate fish, meat, poul­try, dairy prod­ucts.

Myth #2

For weight loss, black bread is bet­ter than white.

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yes, black bread is health­i­er. But the fact that it is low in calo­ries is anoth­er weight loss myth. In terms of calo­ries, both black and white are almost the same, but black bread is baked from coars­er grains, it has more B vit­a­mins and dietary fiber (they help to avoid con­sti­pa­tion, which obese peo­ple often suf­fer from). Bread made from bran has the same qual­i­ties.

Myth #3

To lose weight, you need to eat more veg­eta­bles and fruits.

Of course, it’s hard to argue with that. But do not for­get that some fruits have a lot of calo­ries (for exam­ple, grapes or bananas). This does not mean that they can not be con­sumed, just that you do not need to overeat them. By the way, veg­eta­bles can also be high in calo­ries. How? Eas­i­ly! If you fry them in oil. So it’s bet­ter pair them up — no less tasty and very use­ful.

Myth #4

Fast­ing is a guar­an­tee of weight loss.

Keep in mind: first­ly, dur­ing fast­ing, kilo­grams quick­ly leave, but then quick­ly return; sec­ond­ly, even healthy peo­ple need to fast only under med­ical super­vi­sion. If you have already cho­sen this way to lose weight, after it you need to com­plete­ly recon­sid­er your diet and lifestyle in gen­er­al. In gen­er­al, nutri­tion­ists give this advice: you need to eat not enough, but right. Refusal of food caus­es the body to save calo­ries for the future, and these are reserves in the form of fat.

Myth #5

Diet or exer­cise — any­thing will help you lose weight.

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In order to fight extra pounds, one thing is not enough. No diet excludes increase in phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. For exam­ple, in order to “use up” a plate of milk por­ridge, you need to wash the win­dow for an hour and a half. Do you find it dif­fi­cult to diet and go to the gym at the same time? Then, first, lose some weight, after that it will be eas­i­er for you to increase phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. Only in this case it is pos­si­ble to achieve a sta­ble result — experts say so.

Take into account these com­mon weight loss myths — and let noth­ing stop you from becom­ing slim!

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