Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Three Common Claims about Weight Loss that is not true.

I've noticed that recently the weight loss blogs are full of the phrase "soundly debunked" in reference to one or another theory about losing fat.  The problem is - everyone seems to have a different idea about which theories are "myths," and which theory actually works.
Most people don’t know the truth about weight loss. It is an undeniable fact that even in this age of exceptional advancement of technology and medicine; it is still difficult for most people to separate facts from myths. This is specifically the case for those who are trying to keep on the right track towards losing weight. Here are some of the most popular weight loss claims and the real truth behind them.

Starving is the Best Way to Loose Fat
This myth is certainly not true. I tried following this claim for some couple of weeks but realised that I actually gained a few more pounds instead.
Henry Sam Brooke Leigh once said that “If you wish to grow thinner, you have to diminish your dinner” The fact is, skipping meals can actually lead to weight gain instead of the weight loss you intend to achieve. Studies show that people who eat three large meals daily are more prone to weight gain than those who eat small, frequent meals a day. It’s actually eating large amounts of food with lots of calories to make for skipped meals that cause weight gain. Experts believe that those who eat five to six small meals daily generally have a higher rate of metabolism and can burn excess calories faster.

When you eat is crucial to weight loss and health. For example, a meal or snack near bedtime interferes with the body's ability to release human growth hormone, preventing you from entering deep sleep, building muscle, and repairing damage to your body. When you skip meals, your metabolism drops, and your body begins turning every spare calorie into fat. Skipping meals is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit.

Do Away with your Favourite Food ForeverSome people give up their favourites, typically sweet or fatty foods such as chocolates, burgers, fries, and pizza, when they're on the verge of weight loss. By denying themselves now, they are more likely to succumb to temptation and excessively indulge themselves later, thus gaining the weight they lost in the first place. Hence, most experts recommend a day or two where you can get a taste of your favourite foods every week. This can help you control your desires, thereby decreasing the possibility of backsliding on your own weight loss program.

Because you are Born Fat you will Remain Fat 
Sincerely, it is not entirely true. From my experience with meeting people of different tribes and culture, I have realised that some families actually have a particular size or size range. This could be due to the genes that are transferred down their generations. It could also be as a result of the kinds of the foods available and eating pattern in a particular region. Inhabitants of a place that has common feeding habits and choices will likely have similar body sizes. Yet, weight can be controlled. A lot of people have experienced frustrations and disappointments on the course of losing weight. Nevertheless, if they are determined and driven enough, they still end up being successful. Just because you failed to lose weight after a few attempts doesn’t mean you deserve to be obese or fat for the rest of your life. Some families have had really obese people in their generations but that doesn’t mean all their members will be obese or fat.

When you are considering weight loss, in order to make it work, you’ve got to have a plan. Just like in any other venture in life your plan will determine your success. You will have to choose the kind of food to eat to lose weight and sustain that size, do a few workout routine, eat fruits for fibre content, eat nuts, consume some quality natural fat, drink more water and need I mention that you have to be disciplined and determined to really succeed.


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