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.
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