The world of fitness and nutrition is filled with conflicting information, and even some outright lies. Considering this, it is not surprising that obesity rates around the world is constantly increasing. It’s hard enough to follow a good diet plan when you have a plan to follow, let alone when you’re torn between the polarized opinions dieting “gurus”. It is time to cut through the confusion with a few simple diet myths and facts
Myth 1-A calorie is a calorie
. . Few people will honestly say that 1,000 calories of sugar will have the same effect on body composition as 1,000 calories from lean meats, fruits and vegetables. When viewed from this perspective, it becomes clear that a calorie is not just a calorie. How much you put in your mouth is not always as important as what you put in your mouth. Thus drop “100-Calorie Snack Packs” -they will never get you to your weight loss goals
Myth 2 -. Calorie Counting is key to success
The only time the calorie count should be an option if you are a competitive bodybuilder who wants to slim down by 10 percent body fat. Otherwise, you will lose weight optimally by replacing processed foods in your diet with healthy, natural alternatives. Consume only lean meats, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats such as fish and olive oil. Unless you have a pre-existing medical condition, it would be nearly impossible to get the weight of the diet. So stop stressing out about calories and just start eating natural
Myth 3 -. You can effectively diet without exercise
People always want the easiest path to the goal, which is understandable. But if you try to lose weight without pairing your diet with exercise, you might not like where you end up. Lean mass (muscle tissue) has a greater impact on the resting metabolism than fat mass. But when you are dieting, your body does not know you’re trying to lose fat only know that it is starved. As the body aims to survive at any cost, the waste expensive to maintain muscle mass first unless you convince it, through a rigorous exercise program, it is necessary to maintain and build muscle with the food you eat. Dieting without exercise and lose all your muscle mass can leave you in a worse position, metabolic, than never to have dieted at all.
Fact 1 Everyone can improve their body composition
Although some fringe groups have basically given up her weight struggle and begin to promote “fat acceptance” as a lifestyle, not adopt this defeatist mindset. There is nothing natural or joyful about being overweight-where you put your organs under greater stress and you are more likely to develop a variety of diseases, including negatives. Although not everyone can be a runway or directory model, you can achieve a reasonable degree of leanness without undue sacrifice. Do not fall victim to the psychological tomb of assuming you’ve tried everything-try to eat nothing but lean meat, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats mentioned above and see what happens.
You’re not a bad person for being overweight, but you are a lazy person if you are unwilling to take care of your body for yourself and your loved ones
Fact 2 -. Dieting Does not happen overnight
Depending on your starting condition, it can take anywhere from three to six months (or more!) Of strict diet to reach your goal. It will take anywhere from a year or two after that to solidify your new body composition enough so that you will immediately regress by abandonment of regimented schedule. The fact of the matter is-weight loss takes time. If you’ve allowed yourself to go far off the beaten path for health, prepare for a long and bumpy road to get back on it.