The Truth About Dieting Myths

dietAre you confused by all those diet myths going around? No wonder your head might be cracking now with those literally hundreds of myths coming from everywhere and everyone.

The problem with diet myths is that they force you to let your body undergo through all those kinds of things which are either a complete waste of time or even harmful to do. How will you know if it’s for real or just a myth?

Knowing Fact from Fiction

If you are one of the many people struggling to find fact from fiction with the many diet myths around today, here are some of the most common myths and the truth behind them. Hopefully, this will help you to live a healthier life. If you need to lose weight, do it in a healthier and more knowledgeable way.

  • The Later You Eat, The More Weight You Will Gain

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

The reason that it is so believable is because after a certain time you do not really do much exercise. 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. All you need to do if you eat late at night is exercise more the next day.

The only way that you will put on 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 misconception 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 two diet myths mentioned 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” and “zero fat diets are good for you” – both are complete rubbish. You need a certain amount of fat in your body in order to stay healthy. There are different types of fats and it is only one type of fat which you need to cut down on. Fad diets are also a complete waste of time as they cause you to lose weight quickly but the weight comes straight back on once the diet has stopped.

So, don’t believe too much on diet myths and always do your research beforehand. That way you will become more knowledgeable and you will learn to lose weight the right way.

*** This article was originally written by me for Proactol

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