Top 12 Weight Loss Myths

Here are the top 12 biggest lies, myths, and misconceptions about weight loss.



Myth: All calories are equal.

Truth: All calorie sources do not have the same effects on your weight.


Myth: Losing weight is a linear process.

Truth: Some days you may lose weight, while during others you may gain a little bit.


Myth: Supplements can help you lose weight.

Truth: They’re rarely very effective when studied.


Myth: Obesity is about willpower, not biology.

Truth: Obesity is a very complex disorder with dozens of contributing factors.


Myth: Eat less, move more.

Truth: It is ineffective advice that rarely works in the long term.


Myth: Carbs make you fat.

Truth: As long as you keep carb intake low and protein intake high, you’ll lose weight.


Myth: Fat makes you fat.

Truth: As long as your calorie intake is within a healthy range, fat does not make you fat.


Myth: Eating breakfast is necessary to lose weight.

Truth: Whether you eat or skip breakfast doesn’t matter for weight loss.


Myth: Fast food is always fattening.

Truth: Many fast food chains have started offering healthier options.


Myth: Weight loss diets work.

Truth: Studies show that dieting rarely works in the long-term.


Myth: People with obesity are unhealthy and thin people are healthy.

Truth: Many people with obesity are metabolically healthy, while many thin people are not.


Myth: Diet foods can help you lose weight.

Truth: Oftentimes, products marketed as diet foods are junk foods in disguise.

Source: Top 12 Biggest Myths About Weight Loss

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