Many people start a workout regimen but don’t fully follow through with it. Here are 5 facts about weight loss you shouldn’t take for granted.
Triple cheese burgers, fried onion rings, chocolate cake, donuts, no exercise and a diet pill washed down with a soda.
Even if there was a miracle diet pill that allowed people to eat anything they wanted, a person would still suffer from health issues. We all know that when we fail to eat our favorite unhealthy foods in moderation, it can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few good diet supplements out there that really work. However, there is no ‘get slim quick’ method that will help you instantly drop pounds permanently without maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.
Whether we like it or not, there is a right and wrong way to lose weight. Those who use the
most effective weight loss methods are the ones that will achieve their weight loss goals faster.
The following information in this post includes myths and facts about losing fat:
MYTH #1: You don’t have to exercise or eat right if you’re taking a diet pill.
Believe it or not, some people think that by taking diet pills, they don’t have to exercise and
eat healthy. Even most diet supplement labels will tell you that healthy eating and exercising
regularly contributes to weight loss. Any certified dietician will tell you that if you want to lose
weight, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Eating right and exercising regularly has other benefits other than losing weight. For example, it
can give you more energy throughout the day and it can even improve your mental well-being.
The point here is, dietary supplements shouldn’t be used to replace a healthy diet and exercise,
it’s meant to give your exercise and diet a boost.
MYTH #2: If it’s sold in the store, it’s approved by the FDA.
Many people assume that all dietary supplements that are sold in a store are automatically
approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This is simply not the case. When choosing
a diet supplement, you have to make sure that you research before you start using it. Some
supplements may be tainted with diuretics and laxatives. If you’re not sure which diet
supplement to take, consider consulting with a nutritionist. If you’re currently on medication,
you should consult with your medical doctor before using any kind of diet supplements.
MYTH #3: Cut the calories and you’ll automatically lose weight.
Our metabolism is not only stimulated by calories, it is also stimulated by nutrients. So, when
you abruptly stop eating calories it slows down the metabolism because you’re no longer
receiving vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. You must have a healthy balance. When you cut
out food, you can lose muscle. This can wreak havoc on your metabolism. As a result, you gain
One way to lose fat is to eat foods, such as fish, green vegetables and berries. Remove rice,
bread and pasta from your diet.
MYTH #4: Work out every single day to lose weight.
If you want to get good results from your workout routine, you have to allow your body time
to recover. You don’t want to over-train your body. When this happens, your body will start
storing fat hormones. When you over-train your body, it can also kill your motivation. When
your motivation dies, working out becomes a chore. This is why some people give up.
MYTH #5: Fill up on starch.
This popular myth is completely false. Eating too much starchy foods can cause weight gain.
When you load your body up with fast burning foods like pasta, breads and potatoes, it can
trick your body into thinking that you’re hungry. As a result, you eat more. Avoid filling up your
meals with all carbohydrates. The general rule of thumb is to only add a small percentage of
carbs to your diet.
Another thing to be aware of is high-fat foods that are considered low-fat, such as baked
potatoes, microwave popcorn and crackers. Just because a food brand claims to be healthy
doesn’t mean it any less fattening.
Weight Loss Tip: When it comes to body training, train no more than four days a week. If you
don’t see results, it’s time to upgrade your overall workout routine.