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Myth & fact on weight loss

Myth & fact on weight loss

When it comes to weight loss, we come across a number of misconceptions, which if followed can have an adverse effect on our weight loss efforts and also on our overall health. It can sometimes be very difficult for us to judge which is right and should be followed.

Here we have a few common myths that we come across while on a weight loss and the facts behind them:

Myth – Dairy products should be eliminated when on weight loss.

Fact – When on weight loss, high-fat dairy products should be replaced with their low-fat alternatives. Dairy products are a good source of calcium, proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin D and are required for various body functions.

Myth – All carbs are bad.

Fact – All carbs are not bad. Avoid simple carbs like refined flour, white rice, white bread, etc. as they increase cravings and fat storage. Instead, take more complex carbs like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. These good carbs are rich in fiber and get absorbed slowly, thereby giving sustained energy.

Myth – Skip meals to lose weight fast.

Fact – Never skip your meals. Skipping meals makes you feel hungrier and you eat more than you normally do in your next meal. It also reduces your metabolism and body can go into “starvation mode” and start storing fats. Instead, eat every few hours to improve your metabolism and lose weight.

Myth – Nuts should be completely avoided for weight loss.

Fact – Nuts like almonds, walnuts should be consumed in small amounts as they are rich in healthy fats (MUFA), antioxidants, proteins, fiber, vitamin E, etc. and are good for health. Although, excess consumption should be avoided.

Myth – Eating late at night causes weight gain.

Fact – The quality and quantity of food that you are eating late at night is more responsible for weight gain than the time of eating. 

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