Have you ever found yourself contemplating why so many people try so hard and yet fail to cut off extra weight? While a reason for that may be lack of commitment and inconsistency of efforts, it is majorly due to some very common myths about weight loss that have prevalent for so long that they have entered the domain of ‘general facts’. Failure to lose weight occurs when people deny the need of seeking professional help or conducting research into question like what to eat and what not to, ending up deciding answers themselves on the basis of what are actually false beliefs!
If you have ever made an endeavor at devising a weight loss plan for yourself, the most conventional first thought would have been simply eliminating presumed fatty foods like bread, pasta and cereal. This is predictable owing to the fact that carbohydrates are generally viewed as marking the fattening component in your diet. The latter, however, is fallacious. It so happens that it is the high amount of sugar and fat in some carbohydrates that has given them the ‘fatty’ tag. Also, the modern conveniences that have crept into our lives, one being processed food, have taken away the chance to enjoy real carbohydrates. Opting for ones like whole-grain cereal, therefore, can actually be a healthy constituent of a diet aimed at cutting off weight!
Another widespread yet wrong belief is that of sticking to three meals and not snacking in between, since it will lead to accumulation of unwanted calories. The fact happens to entirely conflicting; If you are trying to lose weight, healthy snacking is a good way to achieve it. This holds true due to the reality that food cravings for a long time lead to more than usual fat absorption when your body finally gets food. Consuming small meals on short intervals and healthy snacks like fruits and nuts, on the other hand, keep your body fed. Snacks, therefore, are not the culprit.
Yet another myth is that to instantaneously cut off all fats and sweets off your list of foods and to resist them at all costs. Certain healthy fats must be a part of your diet to amplify your sense of fullness and to keep your diet balanced. Likewise, strong sweet cravings indicate the need for your body to regain its sugar level, ignoring which can lead to a sense of weakness which will generally slow your weight loss process down. Allowing yourself some treats and desserts occasionally, therefore, is not utterly detrimental!
The best you can do to prevent these myths from hampering your weight loss is to evade simply relying on beliefs that you do not even have initiating origins for! Consult a professional or conduct your research when devising your eating plan. If the latter is low-calorie yet healthy and coupled with apposite physical activity, there is no reason you should fall for ordinary myths or fail to discard those pounds!