weight loss myths debunked

Weight Loss Myths Debunked Part 2

In our effort to keep you informed we are bringing you another set of weight loss myths debunked so you can sift through the false diet information and make a plan that will work for you in the long run!

Myth #1 – You can eat whatever salads you want because all salads are healthy.

This is kind of a true and false statement. Most salads have healthy elements such as leafy greens and, hopefully, other vegetables as well. But that doesn’t mean that they are all low calorie.

Lots of salads come topped with cheese, heavy cream dressings, croutons and fried chicken or even bacon bits. Obviously all of these foods add a lot of calories to the mix.

Instead of a cream based dressing such as ranch or blue cheese substitute a vinaigrette dressing on the side. Ask for grilled chicken instead of fried or battered chicken and make sure that the lettuce used is not just the nutrient-less iceberg variety which is basically just water. #1 of the weight loss myths debunked!

Myth #2 – Following a low carbohydrate diet will make me drop pounds faster.

Maybe. But you will have to avoid ALL carbohydrates and that is completely unhealthy. And you will gain all of the weight back and probably a little extra once you go off this diet.

The fact is that eliminating any major element from your diet will cause some weight loss. That doesn’t mean it is advisable.

Carbs have gotten a bad rap lately and that is unfortunate because they are a necessary part of a healthy diet.

Instead of avoiding carbs all together you should educate yourself about the difference between healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs. Avoid enriched wheat or bleached wheat flour products and go for whole grain items instead.

This will contribute to healthy weight loss and improve your overall health. It will also give you the knowledge you need to create a sustainable diet plan that will give you continued and maintainable results. #2 of the weight loss myths debunked!

Myth #3 – You can eat whatever you want as long as you are on weight loss pills.

No, no, no, no, no! Not true, at all. Come on, look at it logically! How can a weight loss pill magically negate five slice of pizza? It can’t and you know it.
Some pills can boost your metabolism slightly and that will cause your body to burn some extra calories but that is only going to aid in your weight loss if you are already following a reasonable plan.

There are no shortcuts or easy outs when it comes to weight loss. If there were then no one would need to lose weight ever.

Weight loss pills may come in handy once in a while by helping you to stave of hunger in order to develop better habits but they are not a long term solution and it’s best to always keep this in mind so you don’t become dependent on them. #3 of the weight loss myths debunked!

I hope you enjoyed the second part of the Weight Loss Myths Debunked series and if you did or have any questions to ask with regards to this article, please leave me a comment below…