Top Weight Loss Myths Busted To Help You Lose Weight Easily
Today we will discuss the top weight loss myths that are floating throughout the Internet and stopping you from losing your weight effectively. I will bust all the weight loss myths, justifying with a scientific reason.
Topweight loss myths busted.
Hi, you might have been searching all over Internet about how to lose weight fast. But you haven’t found your perfect answer yet.
But now let me assure that you will discover some great facts regarding weight loss in scientific way in this post. In this post I will bust some myths regarding weight loss.
So let’s start busting some weight loss myths right away!!
MYTH – You need to starve to lose weight
Human body is a high-end machine. Energy optimization is the main goal of human body. If you starve yourself your body enters into starvation mode.
Your body thinks that you will die and starts holding water and accumulating fat for your survival.
Starving yourself will help you to lose some weight fast but after some time weight loss will plateau (Condition where weight loss stops) and will be much more difficult to lose weight.
MYTH – Carbs are bad for you.
It’s not that carbs are bad for you. Remember only one thumb rule for now that “Calories in vs calories out”
Carbs and protein contain the same amount of calories that is 4 calories/gram. But the function of carbs and protein is different.
Carbs provide your body energy and reduce cortisol levels (Stress hormone) while working out which will make your weight loss journey much faster.
While protein will help you prevent muscle loss. So remember eat carbs but also track you Calories.
MYTH – You should only eat foods which don’t contain fat.
While you should always remember the thumb rule “Calories in vs calories out”. You need to understand that fats are as important as carbs and proteins.
As fat is the sole producer of testosterone and growth hormone (Don’t worry you will learn about them in my further articles). If you don’t eat fat your body wouldn’t produce testosterone and growth hormone and your cortisol level (stress hormone) will elevate which will lead to plateau (Condition where weight loss stops) and hold fat on your body.
Studies have revealed if you don’t eat fat your organs won’t perform efficiently leading some bad health issues and also cause your skin to degrade.
MYTH – Doing only cardio will help you lose weight fast.
While cardio helps to burn more calories but doing a high amount of cardio every day might cause muscle loss too!!
Doing only cardio will increase your cortisol levels which again will ensure that you again hit a plateau (Condition where weight loss stops).
Include weight training in your fitness regime which will not only help you build muscle but also burn calories consistently after each workout for up to 48 hours (We will dive in more in post workout oxygen consumption in further articles).
MYTH – Jumping on a diet for 4 weeks will make permanent weight loss.
“Following a nutrition plans should not be your diet but it should be your lifestyle if you are really focusing on permanent weight loss.”
While you can follow any 4-week diet but it will not be permanent. If you lose consistency in dieting you will not only gain weight fast but you can overshoot your previous scale weight at which you started.
MYTH – You need fat burners to lose weight.
Fat burners can be effective for weight loss if used properly (we will dive in further in another article).
You cannot lose weight without considering diet (lifestyle) and exercise. So remember fat burners cannot replace your diet and exercise.
Fat burners may help you to suppress your appetite and also increase your metabolic rate as well as your core temperature so you burn calories even when you are not training.
So fat burners just supplement to your fitness regime.
MYTH – Skipping a breakfast is the best way to lose weight.
I will always emphasis on “Calories in vs calories out”.
Skipping breakfast might fatigue you and leave you hungry not letting you concentrate on your work. Also its detrimental to your fat loss journey as it might cause you to eat more throughout the day.
Breakfast keeps your mood intact as you have already fasted for 8 hours while sleeping. And after having breakfast you feel more energetic and are ready to attack your day.
Studies have shown that there is also lowered risk for heart diseases, metabolic syndrome, and digestive disorders.
MYTH – Vegetarians cannot lose weight effectively.
You just need to focus on diet part and your exercise to lose fat. Even if you are vegetarian there are foods which are rich in protein, carbs and fats.
But not focusing on type of diet but focusing on weight training is key to fat loss (Remember “calories in vs calories out is the key).
Also vegetables are rich in other micro nutrients and they contain a low amount of calories so that you can have high intake and will keep you full and stop you from binge eating (You lose your mind and start piling down the junk food that you crave).
MYTH – You need to lift light weights for high reps to lose weight.
While there is a place for light weights and high reps but please understand that if you want to lose fat using exercise you need to be lifting heavy weights for low reps (Progressive overloading).
This is just because studies have shown that working around your one rep max will increase your metabolic rate, increase your Total Day Energy Expenditure (TDEE) and will also increase your body’s Excess Post-Workout Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). That means your body will become a calorie burning machine for up to 48 hours.
Also, weight lifting will help you to keep up with your strength. “You want a body that not only shows but performs functionally”.
MYTH – More sweat in gym = More weight loss.
Not really. There are about 2-4 million sweat glands on every human body. That means the more glands you have the more sweat your body produces.
Producing sweat happens just to cool down your body temperature which has no relation to burning calories.
Working out in an Air Conditioned gym and working out in a non-Air Conditioned gym will produce a different amount of sweat but the calories burnt will be same.
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