WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS: Still Alive, Still Not True

Here are a few weight loss myths that you should ignore.

Myth 1

Healthier foods are more expensive.

The truth

Snacks cause overeating and mostly have low nutritional value, but healthy products give you energy and fill you for a longer time. You will be well-fed and saving money buying only a few healthy products.

Read more in our BLOG post 5 FACTS WHY EATING HEALTHY IS LESS EXPENSIVE.

Myth 2

Carbs make you gain weight.

The truth

Eaten in the right quantities and as part of a balanced diet, carbohydrates will not lead to weight gain.

Gaining weight is the direct result of eating too many calories, not by eating carbs. Moreover, carbohydrates are a vital energy source for your body, they fuel your muscles, and play an important role in brain function related to mood, memory, and more.

Myth 3

Cutting out all snacks can help you lose weight.

The truth

Snacking isn't the problem when trying to lose weight: it's the type of snack. To maintain energy you may need a snack in-between meals. Choose fruit or vegetables and sometimes also let yourself grab a salty, sugary snack.

Myth 4

Foods labelled 'low fat' is a healthy choice.

The truth

Actually some low-fat foods may also contain high levels of sugar, so label “low fat” doesn't automatically make it a healthy choice.

Myth 5

Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight.

The truth

Absolutely not a good idea. To lose weight and keep it off, you have to reduce the amount of calories you consume and increase the calories you burn through exercise. But skipping meals altogether can result in tiredness and may mean you miss out on essential nutrients. You will also be more likely to snack on high-fat and high-sugar foods, which could result in weight gain.

Before you do - check the truth. Keep yourself safe and healthy. 

MyEMS Fitness Team

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