Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Weight Loss Myths Exposed


As a weight loss coach I speak will people regularly about their view and beliefs surrounding food and nutrition. It probably won't come as a surprise to hear there is a great deal of confusion around nutrition. In fact, many people reading this article will have only a scant idea about the different food types and what our body actually needs to keep healthy.

One of the simplest systems I've encountered is this. If the food tastes good, then it has to be 'bad' for you! And then there's its counterpart, "If the food tastes 'bad' then it must be 'good' for you". You may identify with these views, or some closely related version! Nutrition for some has been reduced to a concept of 'good' and 'bad' with little else.

Some common weight loss myths that people believe - which aren't true!

Myth #1: Cutting down on portion size is the best way to lose weight.Not on its own. If you attempt to lose weight by just eating less, you are likely to gain the weight back. Lasting results will come from changing the types of foods you eat, not just the amounts.

Myth #2: Just cut out fat and you'll lose weight.This approach to weight loss, popular in the 80s, simply doesn't work for most people. Even if a food is labeled "fat-free," it can still be high in calories from sugar and hidden carbs. Effective weight loss comes from being mindful of your total calorie consumption as well as your fat intake.

Myth #3: Cutting calories causes your body to go into starvation mode and slows weight loss.This is untrue. Your body's resting metabolic rate can vary by about 15%. Nevertheless, eating too few calories and an inadequate amount of protein can make you lose precious lean muscle mass, which will eventually slow metabolism, for the long term. Ideally, stick to the calorie and protein amounts that are right for your body with the Herbalife? program.

Myth #4: High-protein diets cause ketosis, which reduces hunger.Ketosis occurs when fat, instead of carbohydrate, is used as an energy source during a high-protein diet. Ketone bodies are produced, which give your breath a bad "fruity" odor. Ketone bodies do not reduce appetite; but, eating sufficient protein for your body needs can help reduce hunger and support weight loss.

Myth #5: Exercise alone can help you lose weight.While exercise is an important component of a healthy weight-loss program, it is not a great way to lose weight on its own. Exercising for even an hour at a time burns only a moderate amount of calories. Combining exercise with calorie reduction and a healthy eating plan is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off.

One of the most healthful and helpful steps you can take to improve your health and that of your family's is to learn about nutrition. The principles are easy to understand and armed with the correct information, it's possible to make an improvement to your health.

© Kim Beardsmore

Kim Beardsmore is a weight loss consultant whose business operates across 60 countries. Learn more about losing weight, great nutrition and how to look after your health. Estimate your healthy body weight, free ezine and more at http://weight-loss-health.com.au


MORE RESOURCES:

CNN

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds
CNN
(CNN) -- Teena Henson's "journey to life" began with a newspaper ad. She remembers wishing they had an Anytime Fitness in her hometown of Gilmer, Texas. She specifically wanted to join Anytime Fitness because it is open 24/7 and is made for men and ...
Teena Henson: the Wonder Woman of Weight LossYottaFire
Weight loss without diets possible!Delhi Daily News
Why Diets Often Fail (Video)The Epoch Times
wtvr.com
all 34 news articles »


Examiner.com

Dr. Oz busts weight-loss & diet myths: You don't need to exercise to lose weight
Examiner.com
Dr. Mehmet Oz dispelled common diet myths that could sabotage weight loss on the April 21 episode of the "Dr. Oz Show." Dr. Oz's guest was obesity expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who said the wrong beliefs about dieting are what make it hard for some people ...
The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Small Meals & Exercise For Weight Loss Are Diet Lies ...Nerdles
Dr. Oz Show Today April 21: Biggest Diet Lies Keeping You FatCMR

all 4 news articles »


BBB, FTC issue alerts about weight loss supplements
Easton Courier
While some consumers will turn to the gym and others modify their diets, Connecticut Better Business Bureau warns consumers that some weight loss supplements make outrageous claims that you can lose substantial weight over a short period, without ...
Connecticut Better Business Bureau Issues Warning on Weight-Loss SupplementsNatural Products INSIDER

all 3 news articles »


Sportsplex weight-loss contest has Born winner
SouthtownStar
The recent Weight Loss Challenge at the Orland Park Sportsplex boasted a Born winner. Literally. Mary Ellen Born is the 2014 winner and collected $500 for losing 26 pounds — 13.83 percent of her total body weight — according to a press release from ...



Annie's Mailbox: Weight-loss surgery a drastic measure
The Spokesman Review
Dear Annie: I am quite a bit overweight. My 29-year-old daughter is concerned that I might have a heart attack and die on her. Meanwhile, she has been smoking cigarettes since she was 16 years old. She said to me, “If you have gastric bypass surgery, I ...
Daughter driving hard weight-loss bargainSentinel and Enterprise

all 8 news articles »


Examiner.com

Kim Kardashian launches extreme low carb ketogenic diet for wedding weight loss
Examiner.com
Kardashian previously credited the Atkins diet for her jaw-dropping 56-pound weight loss, which she achieved just six months after giving birth to daughter North in June 2013. Kim's weight-loss plan was a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style diet known ...
Kim Kardashian 'Green with Envy' of Khloe's Dramatic Weight Loss and Fears ...International Business Times AU
Kim Kardashian in Weight Loss Frenzy for 2014 Wedding with Kanye WestNational Ledger

all 229 news articles »


Examiner.com

Debbie Gibson Reveals Drastic Weight Loss Caused by Lyme Disease
ABC News (blog)
For as much as most people worry about their bodies and dieting, imagine if all of a sudden you couldn't eat foods that were a regular part of your diet, and as a result, you couldn't stop losing weight? That's what happened to 1980′s pop icon and the ...
Debbie Gibson blames Lyme disease for shocking weight loss: Slams Botox as ...Examiner.com
Debbie Gibson Blames Extreme Weight Loss on Terrifying Battle with DiseaseExtra
Debbie Gibson reveals she has Lyme diseaseNew York Daily News

all 57 news articles »


Weight Loss class
Youngstown Vindicator
The YWCA of Youngstown, 25. W. Rayen Ave., is offering “If Scales Could Speak! Weight Loss 101,” a health fair for women, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. April is Minority Health Month in Ohio. The heath fair includes a yoga session and information ...



Who's winning the weight loss challenge?
Asheboro Courier Tribune
ASHEBORO — The inaugural A3 Asheboro Weigh Down Challenge is half way through its 10-week weight loss campaign where nearly 200 individuals and organized teams have lost approximately 900 pounds. Teams include Asheboro City, Asheboro ...



Financial Express

breakthrough may lead to weight loss 'holy grail'
Fox News
For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss treatments. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from Warwick Medical School, University ...
'Holy Grail' of weight loss?WFTV Orlando

all 35 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.