Myth: Diets are not advantageous!
Fact: When you eat fewer calories than you need, you body starts using fat stores to compensate for the lack in calories to keep functioning properly and this is the principle behind weight loss. Ensure to practice moderate diet restrictions instead of taking up some extreme diet plans that asks you to sacrifice all your favorite foods, limits the number of foods or one that is extremely low in calories that it leaves you feeling hungry. Following such extreme diets plans would induce you to ‘give up’ your diet and you end up telling yourself and others that the diet did not work.
To lose weight the healthier way, try to follow a well-balanced diet plan that allows you to include your favorite foods and one that makes you lose only 0.5-1.0 kilogram of body weight every week. To lose 0.5 kilogram of fat, you must burn 3,500 calories more than what you eat-in other words, you need to decrease your consumption by 500 calories every day.
Myth: ‘Healthy eating’ product ranges suit you the most if you are seriously interested to lose weight
Fact: This statement is true in the case of some products, but not all. While ‘healthy products’ concentrate on skipping on the fat part, they don’t take any care over sugar, salt or calorie content. All the more, these products might contain the same number of calories or in fact, more calories than the standard foods. Some other healthy eating products help you cut down on fat and calorie content by reducing the serving size which in due course of time can leave you hungry and you might even try to eat a calorie-rich snack.
Myth: What you eat is more important than how much you eat
Fact: Calories are calories from whatever nutrient they might come from, be it fat or carbohydrates. Some people eliminate these two nutrients from their diet, but end up consuming the same calories from other foods. Eating too much of any food is going to make you eat more calories than what you are going to burn and you end up gaining weight. In other words, it is the amount of food you eat that is important to calculate the calories added to your body.
Myth: Fast foods cannot be in my diet plan when I am planning to lose weight
Fact: Any food can occupy a place in your diet plan with some meticulous planning. First, don’t choose over-sized meals, secondly, be smart to choose low-calorie foods that are becoming dominantly prevalent in fast-food outlets such as salad, fresh fruit or mineral water. Think before you add some extra mayonnaise or sauce than you require as these can contribute towards more calories. If you feel the portion sizes served at restaurants are more, try to share it with a friend. Also, stay out of fried foods, request for less oil or coconut in gravies and sip water or a diet drink instead of going for a sweetened beverage. You can even check out the nutrition information of foods as many restaurants nowadays provide details of the same.