At some point in life, everyone thinks about following a healthy diet. Often, as a result of countless and unsuccessful attempts to lose weight by following strict diets, a person finally realizes that he needs a healthy diet. Although many believe that they do not achieve their goals due to a lack of willpower, some myths about the diet can also play a significant role in the fact that a person did not lose weight or did not get rid of some pathology. Let’s consider the most common diet myths that can prevent you from reaching your goals.
Despite the vast amount of information when it comes to nutrition and weight loss, many people for some reason follow advice that harms them rather than helping them achieve the desired results.
Due to the lack of proper knowledge and wrong information, a person can do the same type of actions that are ineffective or even potentially harmful to him. Learn how to separate the truth from the myths. Below are the top myths about healthy eating and weight loss that you may still believe.
Small, frequent meals help speed up a person’s metabolism.
Recent studies have shown that the foods a person chooses have little effect on how their metabolism functions. And certain substances (for example, caffeine and some spices) can speed up the basal metabolic rate only for a short period of time, but are completely unable to affect the human metabolism enough to help lose excess weight.
In addition, too frequent snacks can make the absorption of food more difficult for the human body. The signal to the brain that a person is full is delayed, due to which in the long run the person will eat more.
It is much better to wait until you are really hungry. At the same time, you need to eat in moderate portions. And the most effective way to speed up metabolism is physical exercises.
Building muscle mass is a much more effective way to speed up our metabolism. And regular weight-lifting exercises (for example, three times a week) help to lose weight more effectively than certain foods or frequent snacks.
You can eat whatever you want if you exercise regularly.
While everyone knows that regular exercise can help you lose weight, that doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight.
Many people mistakenly believe that they burn a lot of calories during exercise, especially when it comes to low- to moderate-intensity exercise. Based on this myth, people very often justify the consumption of high-calorie products, thinking that it will not have negative consequences for health and figure. Calorie counts tend to be very inaccurate, so try not to jump to conclusions. This, however, does not mean that you should give up your favorite foods, such as chocolates in small quantities. Just try not to eat too much fast food, sweets and high-calorie foods.
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