7 Common Lies About Losing Weight

You Have to Eat Less to Lose Weight

No way! We say NO growling bellies, NO deprivation, and NO puny portions. We fill up our plates with healthy food, so the eyes and the stomach are satisfied. The more satisfied you feel after a meal, the less you’ll eat later. Boost satiety by eating water-rich foods, filling fiber, and plenty of healthy fats, while staying within your calorie range. In fact, our bodies have only two settings — feast or famine. When we are in the feast mode, our bodies are thinking ahead. Suppose the endless supply of calories suddenly stops in the future. What are we going to do to supply those calories we are used to consuming? So we store calories (energy) as fat since this is the most efficient way to store energy. When we are in the famine mode, our bodies are thinking that if this goes on for a long time, where are we going to get those calories? So we store some of the calories we eat as fat for the future. So you see, it doesn’t matter which mode we are in, our bodies will store fat. So why is this important? If we eat enough food to supply the number of calories our bodies expect, then we don’t store fat, but actually, we can burn it. The only safe and effective way to burn fat is to consume enough calories each day to allow our bodies to do this.

Plain Veggies Are Better for You

If you’re opting for fat-free dressings because you think it’s better for you, think again. Small amounts of healthy fats are an important part of the satisfaction of a salad. Plus, your body can’t make use of certain vitamins and antioxidants (beta-carotene, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin E, in particular, because they are fat-soluble vitamins) without a bit of fat to help process them. Ditch the fat-free stuff and dip your fork into a dressing made with olive oil for heightened meal satisfaction and nutrient absorption! In addition, many people switch to fat-free milk or skim milk when they try to lose weight. By drinking any milk that has less than 2% fat, you risk not being able to absorb any fat-soluble vitamins you consume at the same time. Remember what the label says on the milk carton — “Fortified with vitamin D.” In addition, eating the right fats daily, like the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, helps put your body back towards an anti-inflammatory state.

Fad diets can keep the weight off permanently.

If you want to lose 10 pounds or even lose 20 pounds, diets like these WILL work for a short amount of time. Over 98% of dieters will gain back that weight plus more within the first 2 years. What’s even worse is that you will lose muscle so when the weight comes back, it comes back as FAT. Think about this for one second. These are by far the most popular diets for rapid weight lossBUT our society gets more overweight as each year passes. In fact, almost 50% of us are either overweight or obese and are trying all types of “diets” to unsuccessfully lose weight. We now face the fact that our children are also becoming overweight or obese too.

The truth is, fast weight loss due to burning fat comes from a diet that works and is easy to follow. We will teach you a very simple method that will get you losing fat pounds and not muscle or… water weight. You will be able to repeat this program again and again for the rest of your life!

I don’t have time to fix healthy meals and workout!

We can’t promise you that this program will take no time. That would be a lie. The fact is, you will have to spend some time on yourself. You owe it to yourself, your friends and your family to be the best you can possibly be. Believe it or not, the energy that you will get from working out and eating healthy can save you time! Workouts wouldn’t take more than 30-35 minutes 3 days a week. A lot of our quick weight loss meals take less than 5 minutes to prepare and eat. If you are smart and pre-plan, It will take less than 1 minute. We have a success story about a young woman who had a traumatic injury to her spinal cord. She is confined in a wheelchair and cannot exercise except for minor upper body conditioning. She lost 101 pounds in 8 months by burning the fat she gained and by eating nutritious foods.

I’m fat because my thyroid is making my metabolism slow.

Thyroid problems are common, especially among women. Your thyroid and hypothalamus are the primary control centers for your metabolism. They release hormones that control your metabolism. If either goes haywire, your metabolism slows to a halt and you can kiss rapid fat loss goodbye. So how do you lose weight with hypothyroidism? The key lies in eating the right type of foods for your thyroid and removing the toxins from your stored fat.

Going on a Diet Is the Best Way to Lose Weight.

The theory here is that switching to a prescriptive plan temporarily is the smartest way to drop pounds. In reality, short-term, you do lose weight on any plan that results in your eating fewer calories. In fact, you can easily lose 1 pound of fat a week by just changing your diet slightly. But temporary changes don’t lead to permanent losses. “A diet won’t work if you think of it as doing a different thing for a while and then you’re going to stop doing it,” says Christopher Gardner, an assistant professor of nutritional science at Stanford University School of Medicine. “If you have a new way of eating and think, I’m going to eat like this forever, that’s the way to lose weight.” And keep it off.

The best advice for you is to not go on a “diet” ― a quick fix that begins on New Year’s Day or before the bathing-suit season. Instead, change the way you eat! Burn your fat. Retrain your metabolism to help you burn stored calories (energy). Find a satisfying eating plan that you can live with long-term, and make sure you’re eating the right amount and type of calories for weight loss. When you’ve taken off the weight you desire, don’t go back to eating as much as you did before you cut calories.

Diet Foods Help You Diet.

The theory on this lie is that low-fat, low-carb, and artificially sweetened packaged foods make losing weight painlessly. In reality, low-fat and low-carb doesn’t always mean low-cal, and if you’re trying to lose weight, stocking up on these treats could certainly undermine your efforts. Because you expect these foods to have fewer calories, you might actually eat more than you would if this were more nutritious food. Some experts also believe that consuming artificial sweeteners might backfire. Two long-term studies looking at the drinking habits of thousands of people have found a correlation between drinking diet soda and being overweight.

So here’s the best advice: When you’re tempted by a snack food that’s labeled “light” or “low-fat,” check the nutrition label. Look at how many calories are in a serving, then compare that number with the calories in a comparable product that’s not making a label claim. It’s better to consider having just a small amount of the real thing. You may actually end up consuming fewer calories with, say, a full-fat product than you would with a low-fat version because fat tends to be more satisfying.

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