Several false beliefs are associated with weight loss theory that makes it difficult to do the right things. To help you make the best picks possible, we have chartered a list of a few popular claims regarding weight loss. See if they shoot from myth or fact.
Myth #1.: All calories are equal.
Fact: All calories have the same energy content, but all calorie sources do not have the same effect on your weight. For example, a fat calorie is not the same as a protein-calorie.
Myth #2: Obesity is about a lack of willpower.
Fact: Obesity can be complex and with all sorts of contributing to biological factors.
Myth #3: Snacking is always a bad idea.
Fact: It is more about what you choose as a snack. It has recently been found that 70% of Americans use snacking as a way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into our diets.
Myth #4: All fast food is bad for you.
Fact: Fast food can include healthier choices like grilled chicken or salad.
Myth #5: All carbs are bad.
Fact: Fruits and vegetables, beans and whole grains are all carbohydrates. It is most important to understand that not all carbs are created equal. Avoid processed carbohydrates that are high in added sugar and white flour.
Myth #6: Certain foods make you burn calories.
Fact: A calorie is a calorie no matter where it comes from. Unfortunately, evidence shows that there are no foods that increase your metabolic rate more than others.
Myth #7: If you eat and exercise consistently, you will never gain weight.
Fact: As we age and our lifestyles change and our metabolism slows down.
Myth #8: Carbs will make you fat.
Fact: Whole foods are very healthy. Refined and highly processed carbohydrates are linked to weight gain.
Myth #9: Fat makes you fat. Fat will not make you fat.
Fact: Numerous studies have shown weight loss with diets high in healthy fats.
Myth #10: Eating breakfast is necessary to lose weight.
Fact: Intermittent fasting has shown really good outcomes with weight loss and improved metabolic health.
Myth #11: Breakfast boosts metabolism and eating multiple meals makes you burn more calories during the day.
Fact: It is best to eat when you are hungry and not when you are full.
Myth #12: Weight loss diets work. Studies show that dieting rarely works in the long-term.
Fact: It has been shown that 85% of dieters gain the weight back within one year. Sustained weight loss takes a lifestyle change.
Myth #13: Obese individuals are unhealthy and thin people are healthy.
Fact: It is true that obesity increases your risk for lifestyle disease but there are a lot of thin people who can have a risk for lifestyle disease. Additionally, there are many overweight/obese people who are metabolically healthy.
Written By Carrie Company