Many people follow a diet for wrong reasons. They are so caught up with the hype that they forget to inspect everything that the diet claims. There are several diet myths out there that you should know. Realizing these diet myths can help you in a successful weight loss journey. Don’t let yourself be tricked again by the hooplas most diets cause to achieve popularity.
Eating Carbohydrates is Not That Bad
Many diets claim that if you don’t eat carbohydrates you will lose more weight. Wrong. You still need carbohydrates to help you survive the day. This type of myth is commonly found in those no-carb or low-carb diets. The popular Atkins diet even carries this type of myth too.
The topic of ‘energy consumed versus energy burned’ is an on-going debate. Carbohydrates, in excess, can surely be attributed for weight gain though this doesn’t mean that you should eliminate them at all from your diet. A wonderful balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate is the key to a healthy and successful weight loss.
Exercising is only for the Overweight
People usually take exercise for granted. Those who are not considered overweight or obese often neglect exercising at all. This should not be the case because exercising is important not only in losing weight but maintaining it as well. Even if you don’t look overweight, you can still have more fat than those who share your body type. It is important to consider the fat to muscle mass ratio.