Weight loss has emerged as a global issue. Many people are suffering from obesity which not only affects one’s self-esteem but also creates doubts in the minds of the affected persons about their own abilities. Additionally, many people want to look good and that explains why there is a rush among people to join weight loss programs. However, there are certain myths attached with weight loss and exercise that need to be cleared. Let’s find out some of the facts countering these myths.
Many people assume that exercise does not help in weight loss but the fact is people lose maximum weight from exercise. With dieting, you can cut down 250 calories from your daily diet so that means you will lose almost half a pound weight per week. But if you add exercise to your routine then you can reduce almost double weight. Ideally, one should exercise for at least 30 minutes 3-4 times a week.
If you are under the impression of losing weight fast by skipping meals then you are definitely believing a myth. The fact is skipping meals raises your chance of overeating later in the day. It makes your body starve, and the body starts conserving its fat deposits by bringing down its metabolic rate. So, you must ignore this myth and should not skip your meal. However, you can always cut down on your intake.
The myth is carbohydrates make you fat but the fact is there is no scientific evidence to prove this. There is no need to cut down on carbohydrates. You just need to choose simple carbs over complex ones. Another myth circulating around is one should avoid eating between meals but again that’s false. You should rather keep eating small but healthy snacks between your meals to effectively manage your blood sugar level. This is important for keeping your metabolism strong and healthy.