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4 Weight Loss Myths You Need to Be Aware Of

Thursday, April 22, 2021

 

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So many of us are desperate to lose a few pounds that we will try anything, but the thing about weight loss is there are a lot of myths surrounding it which can muddy the waters and make it far more difficult than it actually needs to be.

With that in mind, here are some of the most common weight loss myths you should be aware of.

1. You have to radically change to lose weight

So many people are under the misconception that, if you want to lose weight, you have to radically overhaul your diet and exercise regime eating nothing but cabbage soup and working out for several hours a day. That could not be further from the truth.

If you want to lose weight, small changes are just as good as big ones, and actually, they could be more effective because you’re more likely to stick to them, For example, you could start by cutting down by one soda each day for a week, then another the next, Then, you could start removing chips from your diet or adding an extra veggie to each meal. Pretty soon, these small changes will ass up to big losses.

2. Drugs are the best way to lose weight

Although there are some weight loss drugs on the market that have been shown to help with weight loss, mostly, they will only help you to take off a few extra pounds over a few months, and actually, you could typically do much better yourself by watching your diet and moving around a bit more. Not only that, but some commonly touted weight loss drugs are illegal, dangerous, or both as the belviq recall highlights. If your doctor thinks a weight loss drug will be useful, by all means, try it, but don’t believe that you‘ll only be able to lose weight with drugs because that is patently not true.

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3. Carbs cause weight gain

Of course, carbs can cause weight gain. If you’re eating mountains of candy chips and chocolate every day, of course, your waistline is going to expand, but that doesn’t mean carbs have to cause weight gain. Healthy carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice, buckwheat, and bananas are not only low in calories but they are also packed full of healthy nutrients and fiber that will help you to feel fuller for longer. So, if you love carbs, you can keep eating them and lose weight, you just need to choose healthier carbs.

4. Crash diets are effective

Okay, so if you go on a crash diet like the lemonade diet or the cabbage soup diet, chances are you quill lose a lot of pounds while you’re on the diet, The thing is, these diets are hardly sustainable, and when you come off them, not only will the weight you lost pile right back on, but because your body has been starving, chances are you’ll gain even more weight as your impulse to binge will be strong.

Avoid falling into these common traps, and your weight loss journey will be far easier and much more effective as a result.




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