Losing Weight and Diet Myths

by : MN Nikk

Do you want to lose weight? Before giving up those high cholesterol foods, better know what's behind these popular diet myths you will encounter everywhere. The question: how will you know if these are for real or just a myth?

Here are some of the most common myths and the truth behind them. This will help you to live a healthier life. There's nothing better than losing weight in a healthier and more knowledgeable way.

The Later You Eat, the More Weight You Will Gain

Generally, this is not really true. This is an extremely common misconception about dieting and as there is a good theory behind it

The reason why many believe this myth is because you do not really do much exercise after a certain time. You simply relax and then go straight to bed. This means that whatever calories you put into your body remain there for longer without being burnt off, so people think that because they are not burning them off straight away the weight will come straight on. If you eat late at night, all you have to do is exercise more the next day.

The only way that you will gain more weight by eating at night is if you do not eat much during the day. So, eat healthily and try not to eat too late as it does give you in digestion sometimes, but if you have to eat late occasionally, then do not worry - it will not store extra fat within the body.

If You Have a Slow Metabolism, You Will Gain More Weight

Again, this is another common mistaken belief with dieting. Many overweight people do blame their problem on a slow metabolism. However, experts say that the bigger you are, the more calories you need in order to keep the body going. So, as the metabolism is resting, it burns more calories than somebody with a quicker metabolism.

The reason that you are gaining weight is simply because you are not burning off enough calories compared to what you are eating. You need to start either cutting down slowly on your food portions or exercising more in order to lose weight.

The said diet myths above are just two of the most common myths in dieting. There are others such as:

"Fad diets help you to lose weight quickly and healthily."
"Zero fat diets are good for you."

Both are complete garbage. For you to be healthy, you need a certain amount of fat in your body. In our body, there are different types of fats and it is only one type of fat which you need to cut down on. Fad diets or popular diets usually derive their popularity from the personalities of their proponents - diet gurus, celebrity converts and diet books. They might help you lose weight quickly but they are just a waste of time because the weight comes straight back once you stop the diet. Lose weight the right way. It is better to do your research than believe too much to those diet myths. If you're knowledgeable enough in losing weight, it is possible for you achieve your goal and live a healthy life.