Common Weight Loss Myths That Can Put Your Health At Risk

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There are varieties of tips available on weight loss if you go through health magazines regularly. Some of these tips actually work, and others don’t. Those of them suggesting pills, weight loss supplements and fad diets usually don’t work. Exercise and Diet are those tips that work most of the times. However, the weight loss industry is ridden with myths and deceptive information, and people often tend to twist the truths, either because of their own advantage or out of plain ignorance. In this article three such weight loss myths are discussed.

<u>First Myth:</u><u> Relying on Cardio exercises alone will help you lose weight:</u> Even though it is true that cardio exercises can help you loose fat, it is not true that this is the only type of weight loss exercise available. Another good and effective option is aerobic workout. As a matter of fact, the amount of fat you will lose doing either cardio or aerobics is almost same. On the other hand, weight lifting is better than both cardio and aerobics, in the sense that it not only helps you burn fat during the workout, but even after that!

<u>Second Myth:</u><u> Instant reduction of fat is possible:</u> This is not at all true and I am sure that any weight loss expert will agree to this. Under any conditions you cannot force your body to reduce fat instantaneously no matter what type of workouts you perform. If you do only crunches and leg lifts frequently in the hope of reducing belly fat, you will notice that instead of reducing your belly fat, you will reduce the muscle mass that resides beneath the abdomen. For this purpose you should eat a healthy diet that would speed up your metabolic rate and burn up your excess fat, instead of just focusing on crunches and leg lifts alone!

<u>Third Myth</u><u>: A rapid cut down on the intake of calorie reduces your body fat:</u> This myth has tempted many obese persons to undertake crash dieting. In the hope of losing those extra pounds, people generally undertake a crash dieting programme; least realizing that crash dieting harms their bodies instead of helping them. The fact is that when you are fasting or starving, your body realizes that you are going to kill it and then it goes into the starvation mode. The metabolic rate of the body is slowed down while in the starvation mode and the muscles are burnt (instead of fat, which is kept in reserve) for producing energy. This way, you don’t lose much fat at all; if anything, you lose your valuable muscles. You will gain extra weight more than you had previously once you return to your normal diet!

I sincerely hope that this article has successfully brought the real weight loss truths before you!


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