Weight Loss Myths

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Most people believe in some weight loss myth, and it is making them fatter since they are following the wrong diet program.  It is crucial to know and follow the right way to lose weight.  Some of this dieting already considered by many as a gospel that they must do so that they could lose weight.

Most of us believe that the difference in metabolism and genes is the cause of this discrepancy, and metabolism does play its role. The more time you spent exercising and the more muscle mass you maintain, the higher your metabolism and the more calories you will burn on a daily basis. However, metabolism is not the only factor.\ that people should look upon to as there are other factors that affect weight loss.

Anything that goes to our mouth determines whether we are going to gain or lose weight.  However, it is neither the commonly understood number of calories, nor the commonly thought of “bad” foods such as fats, which cause us to gain weight.

It has something to do with the type of foods you ingest.  Some of these myths might be surprising for you.

1. Fat makes you fat.

A lot of people believe that eating fat makes us fatter. Some weight loss expert often advices us to eat low fat, and we normally heard it over, and again in our lifetime.  The truth is that fat is not the reason why a person becomes obese.

The wrong kind of carbohydrates is the culprit for people who are becoming obese.  Most of the diet of a common man based upon heavily processed white flour.  In Asian countries, they eat too much rice.  Both bread, and rice have too much of the bad carbohydrates, and this is what we should be avoiding in the first place.

So if, you want to lose weight, try to avoid pastas, breads, muffins, cookies, sugars, cakes and alcohol. The only carbohydrates that are safe to eat are those are non-starchy vegetables and whole grains such as wheat berries, oats, legumes, barely and brown rice.

2. Calorie restriction makes us lose weight.

This is true, but no one can maintain this diet since it is too hard to maintain a low calorie intake diet.  Remember that low calorie intake means low energy and a feeling of hunger all the time.

If we eat foods, tending to trigger insulin response is what makes us gain weight.  Aside from gaining weight, it might also leads to onset diabetes through continued use. An insulin response triggers hormonal imbalance, causing the body to store foods as fat.

3. If you have the “fat gene” then losing weight is hopeless.

So many people believe that they can never lose weight because it is in their genes.

The truth is that some people just tend to eat too much of the food that causes them to be fat.  Try to avoid those foods that let people fat and you will see some improvement in your looks and weight.