Weight loss MYTHS

All calories are created equal. 

Not quite...

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways and can have vastly different effects on hunger and the hormones that regulate body weight.

For example, a protein calorie is not the same as a fat calorie or a carbohydrate calorie.

Replacing carbs and fat with protein can boost metabolism, reduce appetite and cravings, while optimizing the function of some weight-regulating hormones.

Also, calories from whole foods (like fruit) tend to be much more filling than calories from refined foods (like candy).

Fats make you fat.

This isn't necessarily true. Fat calories are slightly higher than calories from carbs or protein...however, if you had a low fat diet but consumed thousands of calories from carbohydrates you could still gain weight. Its all about balance. Healthy carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of protein will help you stay in shape. 

As long as calories are within range, fat does not make you fat. Additionally, diets that are high in fat (but low in carbs) have been shown to cause weight loss in numerous studies.

Weight loss diets work.
The truth is, studies show that dieting almost never works in the long-term. 85% of people end up gaining the weight back within a year.

Additionally, studies show that people who go on a diet are actually the ones most likely to gain weight in the future.

In reality, dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain – not loss.

The truth is that you probably shouldn’t approach weight loss with a dieting mindset. Instead, make it a goal to change your lifestyle and become a healthier, happier and fitter person.

If you manage to increase your activity levels, eat healthier and sleep better, then you should lose weight as a natural side effect. Going on a diet and starving yourself probably won’t work in the long-term.

Eat more 'Diet foods" to loose weight.

Please don't. 

There are a lot of crappy foods labeled "healthy" or "diet"

Examples include low-fat foods, fat-free foods, processed gluten-free foods and disguised high-sugar beverages like Vitaminwater.

However, you really can NOT trust these foods. The labels and health claims are usually put there to deceive, not inform..

A good rule of thumb: If the packaging of a food tells you that it is healthy, then it’s probably bad for you. Most of the foods that are actually healthy are not packaged and labeled. They are on the perimeter of the grocery stores. 

We hope this will helps.  Always remember to do your research. 










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