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10 Weight-Loss Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

6 months ago, 1 Jan 18:10

By: Chael Sonnen , Rya ...

The sheer volume of misinformation regarding weight loss makes this subject difficult to navigate. While the basic principles of losing weight are simple, experts often make the process more difficult than it needs to be. In an excerpt from the book The Four-Pack Revolution: How You Can Aim Lower, Cheat on Your Diet, and Still Lose Weight and Keep it Off, co-authors Chael Sonnen and Ryan Parsons address the top 10 most prominent weight loss myths you need to stop believing. Your body metabolizes various foods in different ways. Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates have diverse effects on your hunger, blood sugar, and hormonal responses. One calorie of protein is not the same as a calorie of sugar. For example, 250 calories from a grilled chicken breast can boost your metabolism and reduce appetite and cravings, but 250 calories from a can of soda will spike your blood sugar and may affect your mood and energy level. Calories from whole, natural sources are generally more filling than refined, processed foods. Your weight can fluctuate daily by several pounds depending on when you weigh yourself, how much water you’re retaining, and the type of food you have recently eaten. Tracking healthy, long-term weight loss will show an overall downward trend with periods of small gains and occasional plateaus. So don’t be surprised if it takes a few days for the scale to acknowledge your effort. Weight loss pills are generally ineffective and a waste of your money. When the infomercial says you can lose weight without changing your diet—yes, it’s too good to be true. Don’t fall for it. Your ability to gain or lose weight is influenced by lifestyle and genetics. Relying on willpower alone is a losing battle. The only way to sustain change is to work with your body in a way that fits your personality and natural tendencies. At first glance, this sounds entirely reasonable and true. And it probably is. But this advice is shortsighted and neglects a host of other factors that contribute to gaining weight. If you eat to relieve stress or have never exercised regularly, this requires a change in your habits and lifestyle. You’ll need to find new ways to meet those emotional needs that will contribute to a healthier lifestyle. It’s like advising someone who is broke to “just earn more money” or telling someone who is depressed to “be happy” or “snap out of it.” If it were that easy, we would all be fit. Humans have been eating carbohydrates for a long time. Reducing carbs—especially sugar—will help you lose weight, but you still need healthy carbohydrates in your diet, primarily from non-starchy veggies and legumes (beans). Think: less bread and pasta, more beans and water-rich vegetables. Learn how bone broth can help you lose weight with Women's Health's Bone Broth Diet. Fat has gotten a bad rap for decades. In truth, as long as you don’t overeat, fat will not make you fat. This essential nutrient makes food taste better ...
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10 Weight-Loss Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

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