Don’t Believe These Weight Loss Myths
Many people want to lose weight today. If that is you then where do you start? There are so many diets and plans available but which is the right one? If you want to lose weight then it’s important to make sure that you have the facts on how to do it. And that means avoiding the weight loss myths that can send you off down the wrong path. Here are some of the weight loss myths that you need to avoid.
Losing weight fast is good
Some people try to lose weight fast by not eating. Although you see quick change in your body by doing this it’s not good for you. It can mean you end up with deficiencies because you’re not eating enough. And you might have less muscle mass. Weight loss is also less likely to last this way.
Calorie counting works
It’s good to be aware of how calories function. They are just the energy that your body needs to work well – if you consume more energy than you need then you will put on weight. But losing weight shouldn’t be about calorie counting – this is just a small part of moving to healthier eating habits.
You don’t need to think about macros
Yes you do! Macros – macronutrients – are found in our food and give us energy. They come in three groups: carbs, proteins and fats and you need to have a mix of all of these. Proteins are how we build muscle, carbs are the body’s energy source and healthy fats are a source of energy and bring vitamins to our bodies too. There are no set rules for how you should eat these. But, one rule is that you should aim to have 0.8g of protein for every kg of your body weight per day. And your diet should be 30-35% fat and 45-65% carbs, depending on how active you are.
All weight loss is the same
Actually, there are different ways of losing weight. One of the most important differences is whether you are losing fat or losing muscle. Losing weight quickly can mean you’re losing muscle. Slower weight loss means you are losing fat, which is the better way to do it.
Exercise isn’t important
Actually, exercise – and how active you are generally – will be really important if you want to lose weight. There are two types of exercise that matter: cardio and resistance training. Cardio is any exercise that makes your heart rate rise for a long time. That could be running or a high intensity workout, for example. Resistance training builds muscle and strength – and is also a great way to make sure you stay healthy and strong as you get older.
It’s only about exercise and diet
There are also a lot of other things that can affect weight loss. These include not getting enough sleep and how stressed you are.
Weight loss isn’t that hard to do – as long as you stay away from the weight loss myths. Download the MyLife365.Me app today to start tracking your lifestyle trends.