So much is said about losing weight but what is the real truth behind these “myths”?
Time to reveal the honest truth behind all the speculation...
Having an exercise regime is the only way to lose weight
You must be in a calorie deficit to lose weight. The key to health is nutrition! Applying the 80% nutrition-to-20% fitness rule is simply a statement of the importance of nutrition in the equation.
Carbs make you put on weight
False. Carbs are our body’s main source of energy. They fuel our brain, and helps aid our digestion. So don’t believe it is the sole cause of weight gain, it is all about eating the right quantities and having a balanced diet.
Starving myself is the best way to lose weight
Crash diets = longer-term weight gain as it is hard to maintain. Your health will deteriorate and you will miss out on essential nutrients, which will lower your energy and may cause you to crave high fat, sugary foods instead.
Cutting out all snacks can help you lose weight
Snacking isn’t the real problem; it is the calorie amount of the snacks that you consume that matter. Many of us snack between meals. To prevent this, substitute high calorie fat and sugary snacks for healthier alternatives. The Herbalife Protein bars are just 140 calories and 10g of fat.
The number on the scales matter
Are you guilty? Of basing your progression on the number you see. Your weight does not always show health, your muscle is much more dense than body fat. Your clothes speak the real truth, scales do not account for everything!
Tracking calories and macros is necessary for weight loss
Tracking calories and macros is necessary. Different food and macros effects how our body breaks down our food but some may take longer to digest. You should simply be mindful of the nutrition you are giving your body! What would your body appreciate more? 300g of veg packed with vitamins or 300g of chocolate full of sugar? Decide