Some Myths and Facts about Exercise and Weight Loss

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Myth – Skipping meals will make you thinner.

Fact – According to many weight loss studies, skipping meals actually raises your chance of overeating later in the day.  Another damaging effect is that skipping meals make your body starve, and the body starts conserving its fat deposits by bringing down its metabolic rate.

exercise and weight loss
exercise and weight loss

 

Myth – Exercise won’t help you to lose weight.

 Fact – dieting can help you cut down 250 calories from your daily diet, making you lose around half a pound weight per week. However, exercising can help you double the result that you can get from dieting only.  This is why exercise recommended among those who want to lose weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes at least 3-4 times a week.

 Myth – Carbohydrates make you fat.

 Fact – There are no scientific studies that have back up this myth.  Do you know carbohydrates give you around 4 kilocalories per gram, which is quite similar to the calories gained from protein (3.75 kilocalories per gram)? So, there is no need to cut down on carbohydrates. What you need to do is to choose simple carbs over complex ones.

 Myth – Never treat yourself, if you want to lose weight.

 Fact – Eliminating certain foods from your diet will not help you to lose weight as  it makes you crave more for them.  You would surely crave for that food and start eating, which will result to weight gain.  It don’t mean that you should treat yourself every day; you just need to go for occasional treats, but follow a balanced diet menu after each treat.

 Myth – Eating between meals is a big NO.

 Fact – It depends on what you are eating.  If you are eating healthy snacks, then it is advisable to eat more small meals in a day.  Eating small meals helps to manage your blood sugar level; also keeps your metabolism strong and healthy.

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