Myths about how you can lose weight can sabotage even the healthiest and nutritious diet plan which you are following.
Here are few of them:
1. QUICK AND EASY SOLUTIONS
There is nothing called fast weight loss. The biggest misconception is doing something which gives you instant result but at the same time will give long lasting effects. There are various products in the market like capsules, powders, creams which may actually do more harm than good. The biggest myth is slimming pills are safe for weight loss.
The good news is that you and anybody can follow it. you don't need to starve to lose weight. In between healthy snacking leads to weight loss and t also helps in boosting your metabolism. Healthy snacks include soy chips, limited amount of nuts, roasted chana, zucchini chips, fruit chat.
unhealthy snacks like noodles, samosa, spring rolls, cookies are definitely going to increase your weight. so don't starve but at the same time eat sensibly.
3. CARBS ARE BAD
It is a myth that all carbs are bad. carbs provide energy to keep you going throughout the day and also required for protein sparing action. But the type of carbs is important. processed carbs like maida, sugar are bad for health but complex carbs like daliya are good for weight loss.
4. ONCE YOU HAVE LOST WEIGHT YOU WILL NEVER GAIN
This is one of the most common and the most dangerous myth. weight loss once achieved needs to be maintained throughout life. one should be willing to make lifestyle modification change and dietary habits as when we age our metabolism slows down. Also once the weight is lost it is going to rebound if we start having the same diet as we were having initially.
5. "DIET" FOODS CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
Are foods labelled as 'low fat' a healthier choice ??
check yourself the label to see how much fat it contains. some low fat foods may also contain high level of sugar thereby the calories may be high in the same product. similarly, check for the calories in diet drinks and diet snacks. A lot of junk food is marked as healthy.