The presence of so many myths in the loss industry surprises me to no end! One example of such a myth is that total elimination of carbs leads to successful weight loss. What surprises me even more is that these myths are taught apparently by ‘ loss experts’ themselves. In this article I will tell you about three important facts of loss that you may not be aware of.
Myths about Diets and Weight Loss
Weight maintenance is more important than loss – You know what, since you are now struggling with loss, it seems to be the most difficult thing for you, right? What you may not be aware of is the fact that maintaining the you’ve ‘lost’ is even more difficult than losing weight. I can give you scores of examples where people have lost successfully but gained it later because they fell into old habits! To make sure that you are at your ideal at all the times, it is important that you look beyond the scales. You need to know your BMI as well as your fat-to-muscle ratio. The less fat and more muscles you have, the better for you.Diet and Weight Loss Myths
Once you are able to lose as well as maintain that slim figure, it will enhance your looks. You will not only become more attractive, but also healthier.
Follow low-carb, not no-carb – Many people will give you the ill-suggestion of eliminating carbs altogether from your diet. These people are of the opinion that carbs are the sole culprit behind gain, and once there is a total absence of carbs, loss would be easy and quick. This is simply not true. Your body needs energy to perform its daily activities, and remember that the primary source of energy for your body is the crabs. In the absence of carbs, your body will derive energy from your muscles.
You will surely lose weight, but that would be as a result of muscle loss. You won’t lose the thing you really need to: that is, fat!
Instead of eliminating carbs altogether, try to follow a low-carb diet!
There is no viable quick loss program – With a new fad diet pill or loss program coming up almost every month, it is easy to get sucked into the hype and believe that you can really lose 20 pounds in a week. However, if you look beyond the hype, you will realize that very few fad diets work. They will surely help you lose quickly, but only for a temporary period. When you stop their usage to return back to your normal eating habits, you will gain back all the ‘lost’ .
And it is only natural. When you didn’t gain within a couple of weeks, how can you expect to lose the same within that timeframe?
Get on a diet, stick with it for a couple or few months and exercise like it is relly important. That is how you are really going to lose weight.