Are you tired of dieting and trying to lose weight, and not getting the results you’re looking for? So is everyone else. There are so many diets and weight loss tips, it’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t. It could be that what you think should work, in actuality is giving you no chance at all of reaching your goal.
Here are 7 weight-loss myths to stop believing.
1. Juicing (No… not the steroids)
People don’t realize, but juices contain a bunch of calories. Since juice doesn’t supress your hunger, you end up consuming more calories then you would otherwise during the day. Instead, drink water and eat whole fruits which will reduce your appetite.
2. Eating Small Meals
“Recent human clinical studies have found that mini meals lack sufficient calories to trigger feelings of fullness and may end up boosting your appetite and desire to eat.”
Not only can grazing throughout the day increase your appetite, it will also keep your body in a perpetually fed state. This state can have negative health benefits, and increase your risk of chronic diseases.
3. Gluten-Free is the Way To Go
There is zero proof that shows a gluten-free diet will help you lose weight. Also, gluten-free foods are high in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar, which can in actuality increase your weight if you’re not careful.
4. Skimp Out on Your Breakfast
Having a light breakfast or skipping it in general, could force you to eat more during the day. A hardy breakfast, while your metabolism is at it’s best, will help you balance your calorie intake throughout the day. So try not to be in a rush every morning, and make sure you have time for breakfast.
5. Go Organic
Just because food is organic, doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want. These foods still contain added sugars in the form of honey or agave. No matter what your diet is, it’s important to keep it in moderation. Keep an eye on the sugars and calories in the organic foods you eat, to maintain a healthy diet.
6. Eat as Much Protein as You Want
Did you know that eating to much protein can lead to weight gain? Also, eating to much animal protein can increase your risk of cancer.
7. Stock Up on Healthy Fats
Unfortunately, healthy fats contain more calories per serving then carbohydrates or protein. So next time your at a Mexican restaurant, try and layoff of that guacamole dip.
Many of the myths above, could help you reach your health goal, but you must understand the negatives of each one as well. As anything, you must look at the overall picture, and in the end it’s all about the number of calories you are consuming.
And the most important thing is to – make sure you enjoy the diet, or you will have zero chance of reaching your goal.