The Three Biggest Weight Loss MythsLisanne Wellness Center
If you’re trying to lose weight, you won’t have any trouble finding an article (or ten) telling you what to do. The trouble is, none of these articles seem to agree with one another. It seems like new health and diet fads are coming to market every day. From cutting out all carbs to eating only at certain hours and exercising twice a day, there are a lot of partial truths and myths out there. While some myths are obviously false, others have unfortunately gained a lot of traction, likely due to their promises of a slimmer waist with little to no sacrifice. Today, we’re debunking those myths and giving you the information and tools you need to truly succeed in your weight loss journey.
Myth 1: You Should Skip Breakfast
You should absolutely not skip breakfast. Skipping meals causes irritability, frustration, and mood swings. All of these things make it far more likely that you’ll overeat at lunch. Not to mention the fact that breakfast is the meal that kickstarts your metabolism (the fat-burning process in your body). Think of your metabolism as a fire and each meal as a log. When you eat a small, healthy, balanced meal, you stoke the fire allowing it to burn off those calories. When you starve the fire and then load it with several logs, the fire will burn hot for a moment, but eventually the coals will cool. Keep your metabolism fueled all day with 3-4 small meals every day made up of lean proteins and produce. Also, eat healthy snacks throughout the day to keep yourself from feeling hungry. A Power Greens smoothie is a great breakfast options that will give you a boost of morning energy to carry you through for a few hours.
Myth 2: You Should Count Calories
This is one of the most successfully perpetuated myths. Almost every diet plan on the market counts your calories in some way, which leads people to believe that the number on the calories box matters. In reality, it’s the composition of those calories that counts. Consider the fact that an apple and a chocolate chip cookie have about the same number of calories. Do you really believe you could eat either and experience the same weight loss? Instead of focusing on the calorie count, focus on eating nutrient-dense foods with plenty of fiber to keep your insulin levels from spiking. If your body is used to a lot of calories, it may take some time to get used to eating smaller, nutrient-dense meals. If that’s the case, try an appetite suppressant like App Control to help you get back on track.
Myth 3: You Should Stop Eating Fat
Fat is an integral part of a healthy diet. People who cut fats tend to replace those calories with added sugar and refined grains. This can cause extreme cravings, overeating, weight gain and insulin resistance. The right kinds of fats can actually speed up your metabolism and help you shed pounds. Instead of cutting out fats, opt for healthy fats like coconut oil, MCT Oil, ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, and wild salmon. Adding these healthy fats to your diet will help you feel satisfied after eating. They also help lower your inflammation levels, which is a huge advantage for weight loss.
If you’re not losing the weight you want with diet and exercise alone, you can take supplements to help speed up fat loss and metabolism. Just be careful; you want to focus on products that aid in your body’s natural weight loss mechanisms, not products that will add dangerous chemicals to your body.
Make sure you’re getting a healthy amount of exercise, which you can support with Trim Fit, a supplement to support healthy body composition and improve recovery post-workout. Mito Kit can also help with exercise performance and cardiovascular health. Additionally, you can help speed up fat burning, with Activ Fat Burning Kit.
For more tips on how to lose weight, or to finds a weight loss plan that works best for you, contact Lisanne Wellness Center today at 713-461-WELL.