Nowadays many women consider themselves to be real experts in losing weight.
As a rule, the knowledge that we have about the loss of excess weight are taken not from professional nutritionists, but from friends, acquaintances, perhaps even parents in the childhood.
In fact, most of the information can be misleading. Modern dietology revised views on many things. And meanwhile, fallacies not only prevent us from losing weight, but turn any attempt to lose weight in real torture! In this article we’ll try to dispel most popular fallacies about losing weight.
Fallacy #1. It is Necessary to Eat as Little as Possible.
This fallacy is, perhaps, the most common of all. Since childhood, we have developed a stereotype: a fat person always eats a lot and vice versa. In fact, it’s is not true! A thin person can eat anything and in any quantity and stay at the same weight, and a puffy one can have just one look at food and it’s enough to gain a little more. Everything depends on metabolism.
If we eat little or rarely, the metabolism simply slows down: all metabolic processes proceed slowly, including the processes of fat-to-energy conversion. The longer our body experiences a feeling of hunger, the more it “adjusts” to the storage of fat. Consume 15% -20% of calories less than you spend. This is the most important principle.
Therefore, you need to eat even if you are on a diet. The most important thing is to eat the right food!
Fallacy #2. The Result of Combining Several Methods of Weight Loss Significantly Exceeds the Use of One Diet.
People sometimes start combining several diets at once to get better and quicker results, but it is a terribly dangerous fallacy!
First, a significant number of diets simply contradict each other. Secondly, as a rule, combining different diets, people tighten them and cannot withstand such a dietary regime.
On the other hand, it is possible and even desirable to combine diet with workouts in the gym or you can also add proper diet pills if it is necessary.
Fallacy #3. You Must Refuse from Fat to Lose Weight
Fat is a stock of energy. And we need energy in order to move, maintain body temperature, breathe, think and … to live.
It should come from outside with food. It’s true that we should lose our fat, but there is no need for extremes! Otherwise, you can disrupt the normal course of many important processes in the body.
Fallacy #4. Genes do not affect obesity
In fact, genes can affect obesity pretty much, but sometimes it occurs through generations. A person whose parents faced a problem of excess weight really has an inclination to stoutness.
Moreover, the overweight of your father, the culinary fancies of your mother and the level of physical fitness of the grandfather are the factors that can affect your way of life. However, balanced diet and regular physical activity will help to avoid problems with excess weight.
Fallacy #5. You Mustn’t Eat after 6 p.m.
If you, like kids of the nursery group of the kindergarten, go to bed at 9 p.m., then, of course, you should refuse from the evening meal. If you go to sleep at 11 p.m. or later, then at 8 p.m. you can have a snack. But these shouldn’t be sandwiches and fried potatoes, of course. Light vegetable salad or low-fat cottage cheese will not do any harm to your figure.
Of course, these are not all fallacies about weight loss. Anyway this knowledge is enough to prevent many annoying mistakes while reducing weight. Pay special attention to the tendency: it is not necessary to refuse anything in most cases. The main thing is that the amount of a “dangerous” product in the diet should be modest.
Believe, it is much easier to control the amount of food than to have categorical prohibitions. So, draw your own conclusions, lose weight, be beautiful and healthy!