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10 misconceptions about weight loss

Popular weight loss Myths and Misconceptions

  • Crash diets give you long lasting results: This type of diet cannot give your body any lasting results, because, in first place, this diet is very hard to follow. Also, if you manage to stick to this diet for some time, your energy level dips, increasing your cravings for more sugar and high-fat intake.
  • Rigorous workouts work faster: False. Doing a fixed amount of exercise on a daily basis is sufficient.
  • Eating after 8pm is unhealthy: Eating late in the evening is discouraged because after your dinner, you are most likely to head for a sleep and sleeping immediately after eating means, your body will not be active and as a result, the calories will not be utilised. So, if you take your dinner late in the evening but go to your bed only around mid night or later, you don’t have to worry.
  • Consume plenty of healthy food: But, if you make your healthy food such as salads with extra olive oil, it will not benefit you anyway. Similarly, high intake of fruit juices is also not good as they are enriched with sugar.
  • Carb diet should be avoided: No. You need to consume this in right quantities. Eliminating this from diet would mean depriving your body and brain of their natural source of energy.
  • Eating 5 to 6 meals is better than consuming 3 meals: Both these strategies are fine as long as you don’t starve yourself.
  • Drink plenty of water to lose weight: Drinking lots of water is good for your overall health as it will keep you hydrated and may help you in reducing your intake of snacks.
  • Fat has to be avoided: Fat is needed to break down essential nutrients in our body; hence, it has to be included in proper amount in our diet.
  • Slimming tablets are good: These cannot yield any long term result and also they cannot be used as a single solution.
  • Never eat fast food: No. Instead opt for grilled varieties over the fried ones and eat only a small portion of French fries.


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