There are many common weight loss myths that people live by and it is difficult at times to separate the weight loss myths and the truth. Many sound true while others are just ludicrous. The myths can go as far as if you drink water at night that you are going to gain weight.
Myth # 1
The more weight that I have to lose the more intense my exercise routine should be
Truth: Although following an intense workout routine is great, there are a few things you should consider: the first being that everyone is at a different level when it comes to their fitness and how much intensity they can actually handle. If you have not been that physically active for long, an intense work out for you might be, walking half a mile a day. After you walk that half mile you notice that you are perspiring profusely and that you are tired. However, for someone who has been physically active for many years, walking half a mile can be done without a drop of sweat. Everyone has a different definition of what ‘intense’ means.
Myth # 2
I can lose weight while eating whatever I want
Fact: This is one of the most common weight loss myths out there. It is illogical to think that your health and weight are going to be in balance if your nutrition consists mainly of twinkies, chips, and doughnuts. Surely you can burn it off by exercising, but most people whose diet consists mainly of junk food, are probably not disciplined enough to stick to a workout routine. There are few who, from the outside, look like they are in good shape, because they are not ‘fat’, but have high cholesterol.
Myth # 3
Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight
Fact: There are numerous studies that show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be a lot heavier than those who have a healthy nutritional breakfast and then eat 4-6 small meals during the day. The reason for this might be the fact that they get hungrier later on in the day, and might have a tendency to overeat when they get the opportunity.
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