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You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Weight Loss Nutrition Myths to Stop Believing

There’s always someone ready to offer weight loss nutrition advice whether you ask for it or not. 

How much of it is based in fact though and how many of them are nutrition myths that are perpetuated by misinformed consumers spreading false information?

Keep reading to learn 4 weight loss nutrition myths that you need to stop believing if you wish to make any progress at all.

Let’s get started!

1. The Crash Diet Myth

Every time you turn around there is another crash or fad diet made popular by television, internet or celebrity endorsements. The problem with most crash or fad diets is that they’re unsustainable for the long term.

They work short term but as soon as you attempt to veer from their almost impossible restrictions you end up gaining more weight then you lost while following it.

Many of the most restrictive fad diets don’t allow your body to get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that it needs. This means while you may lose weight, your body won’t feel any better because you are lacking what it needs to be in optimal health.

Seeing a nutritionist to create a sustainable and healthy meal plan will give you the energy you need to get through the day and lose weight in a healthy way. 

2. Less Means More Myth

Starving yourself or skipping meals may seem like an effective way to lose weight because if you’re not taking in the calories and fat then you should lose the weight quickly but this isn’t necessarily true.

Many times if your body doesn’t get the energy and food it needs to run it will go into survival mode and actually end up storing more fat reserves to protect itself during the times you don’t feed it.

Regular healthy foods that boost your metabolism and help your body perform at its best are far more effective than skipping a meal.

It is true when they say that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. In fact, you should really make sure you eat within an hour of waking up to kickstart your metabolism and get your body running.

3. It’s All About What Food You Eat

While it’s important to get the right foods and not to overeat there is more to getting healthy than sticking to a diet. Everything in moderation is a good rule to live by when attempting to lose weight and get healthy. 

Your body also needs to be active to become physically fit. Many people believe it’s too late or they’re too far gone to ever obtain their best physical and mental health.

Adding a workout designed specifically for you can help you reach goals and have better energy, endurance, flexibility, and mobility no matter where you start.

4. Every Diet Plan Works for Everyone

While we are all humans and the way our body works is the same, people experience different levels of success with various programs.  This is partly because each of us have our own motivation and vices. 

One person may really struggle with diet plans that require them to give up carbohydrates while another has difficulty getting enough protein or vegetables in theirs.

Exercise programs are the same way with an aerobic workout being the highlight of one person’s week and physically impossible for another.

Swimming may be the perfect exercise for someone needing low impact while weight training may help another person get the confidence and build the muscles they’ve always dreamed of.

Forget the Nutrition Myths and You Do You

Nutrition myths can end up being detrimental to your overall physical and mental health. Don’t compare your progress to someone else and just concentrate on what is best for you.

For expert help getting started on the path to your best self connect with us today.