Any attempt at losing weight should be paired with a good amount of information. A lot of weight loss falsehoods can derail your health regime, so here are 10 of the major myths when it comes to body weight, to help differentiate between health fact and fiction.
- Short term “diets” = long term gain: the title of this myth actually threw me because it is true that if yo-yoing diets and starting dieting too young has been linked to weight gain in the long run. What this point means is that the word “diet” refers to what you eat. There is no end point, so realistic and attainable healthy eating is the diet that you should be on for your whole life.
- Some people can eat whatever they want: it may seem that people can eat as poorly as they like and won’t gain a pound, the analogy this article uses is that your body is like a furnace; the better quality calories (fuel) you use, the more efficiently you’ll run.
- Starvation = weight loss: obviously starving yourself is unhealthy, BUT even worse than that, starving yourself puts your body in survival mode, making your body hold on to your fat in preparation of a food shortage.