Sticking to a diet is never easy, and with the abundance of weight loss myths circulating the weight loss community, it's often difficult to distinguish between safe and effective weight loss techniques and misleading programs and tactics that are not only ineffective but also dangerous to your overall health.
As you know, fad diets pop up on the scene regularly, and for those who are desperate to lose weight, they are often drawn in to the idea of fast weight loss,or the need for little exercise. These programs rarely ever produce the results they claim, leaving dieters frustrated and confused about where they went wrong.
It's always important to have a well balanced diet accompanied by a regular workout routine so that you can maintain the weight that you do lose, while ensuring that your body gets what it needs to perform at its optimum potential.
In this article, I'll cover some of the most common fat loss myths that have misled and confused dieters for years, so you can focus on realistic goals and proven strategies of losing and maintaining your weight effectively.
It is widely believed that if you focus your exercise and weight training on specific areas or muscles of your body that you will be able to reduce the amount of fat in that specific area or region.
How many times have you gone through a “stomach crunch' work out, believing that it would tighten up your abs and shrink just your stomach fat?
In reality, there is no such thing as spot reduction, and instead as you begin to work out and exercise you will start to lose weight evenly throughout your entire body.
Just the same, another common myth is that a high number of repetitions will burn more fat when in truth, fewer repetitions with a heavier weight will actually cause you to burn more fat in a shorter amount of time than a higher number of repetitions with a lighter weight.
Also,among the myths is the misconception that drinking cold beer will speed up weight loss.The myth is based around the fact that because your body needs to heat up the water, it automatically begins to burn calories whenever you drink cold water.This calorie burning frenzy continues until your body has adjusted the water temperature to be that of your regular body's warmth.
While drinking water (at any temperature) is an important part of any weight loss system, don't count on losing weight just from drinking alone.Water helps flush out your system keeping you healthy and free of toxins, but you can not burn calories just by drinking it without a healthy diet and work out routine in place.ELIMINATING FOOD GROUPS WILL MAXIMIZE WEIGHT LOSS.This myth is a bit confusing, so let's set the record straight.Eliminating (or at least minimizing) certain foods such as foods that are high in sugars) should be part of your transition into healthy eating. You always want to minimize the number of high fat (low energy) foods whenever possible.
However, eliminating complete food groups from your diet and focusing on eating only one kind of food is not only very difficult to stick with, but in order to maintain a healthy diet, you need a well rounded selection of wholesome foods from all of the food groups.Conclusion,follow a well balanced diet that consists of foods from all four food groups,followed by a‘fat burning’ turbulence training program for maximum results without sacrificing ANY of
the foods you love!
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