If you are weight-conscious, you most likely have tried numerous diet plans and programs for as long as you have lived. Some of them probably worked, and most if not all, failed. The explanation is that not all people have the same body types, and what works for some may not be as effective for others. Here are some weight loss myths that you should know about.
Most people believe that in order for you to lose weight, you must follow a strict diet program, meaning you have to slash back on certain food types (most of them your favorite). This rule just does not work. First of all, weight loss totally depend on the metabolic rate of an individual so no matter how try to starve yourself, if you have slow metabolism, you will have a tough time losing weight.
The second myth that most dietitian still believe in is that if you want to lose weight fast, you have to exercise hard. While regular physical activity is essential in maintaining a healthy weight, it does not necessarily mean that you can not achieve your desired weight if you do not keep on moving. Weight loss is basically dependent on how much calorie your body takes and how efficient your metabolism works to control that amount.
Another popular principle is the no-missed-breakfast rule. So-called experts claim that skipping breakfast can lead to obesity. It is true that breakfast is the most vital meal of the day but it does not conclude that just because most obese people do not eat breakfast, you will also become obese if you do so. However, if you fail to eat breakfast, make sure you eat immediately when you get hungry in the middle of the day.
If there is one diet rule that is probably resented by dieters it's the rule that says you must skip dessert if you do not want to become fat. Diet programs are okay but if they tell people not to eat their favorite food, forget it. It is actually alright to eat sweets as long you control your calorie intake. It's way easier and more fun than eliminating this sweetest part of your meal.
There is actually an alternative to a strict diet; it is called healthy eating. While a diet requires you to cut down on some types of food, healthy eating allows you to eat just about anything. The point of healthy eating is that you eat at the right time, at right portions and in the right way.