Right now there are literally dozens of sources telling you how to lose weight, each source sharing the “best” way to lose weight. Because of this, it is no surprise that false information gets passed around. While some of this false information could have little effect on your weight loss, some could directly hinder your progress. So today, we will share five common weight loss myths that you probably still believe.
Cardio is the best way to get lean
Cardio has numerous health benefits, but doing cardio along with strength training will certainly get you better results.
Strength training gives you a more toned body and increased muscle mass will reduce fat mass in the long run.
So it is vital that you incorporate strength training into your weight loss programme.
Sit-ups are the fastest way to getting a six pack
This is simply not true because spot reduction does not work; we cannot directly decide where our body loses fat first.
You should instead focus more on overall weight loss, eat right, and work out regularly.
Eating after 6:00 PM makes you fat
In reality, your body does not care what time you eat.
So eating after 6:00 PM will not have a significant effect on weight loss as long as you maintain a calorie deficit.
Eating fat makes you fat
Consuming high quality, unrefined fats does have positive effects on our body.
Healthy fats help reduce cholesterol levels, balance your hormones, and even reduce food cravings.
So there is absolutely no reason why you should cut fat out of your diet if you are trying to lose weight.
“Low fat” or “Reduced fat” foods are the best choice
Most of these types of food are highly processed and contain high amounts of sugar or other bad ingredients, which means they are actually not good for weight loss. To be safe, always check the label before buying food.
Those are five of the most common weight loss myths.
Hopefully your eyes have been opened, and you are now more knowledgeable about weight loss.
Which of these five myths did you believe until today?