5 Common Fat burning Myths

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Protein Must Be Eaten At Every Meal

Among the most common fat burning myths is that protein must be eaten at every meal. It is important to eat protein when you are trying to lose weight. Protein helps your body develop valuable muscle. Muscles in term move the body and burn extra calories.

There is nothing wrong with eating protein at every meal. However, it’s not necessary. As long as you are attaining the daily basic protein intake level, it generally doesn’t matter when and how you eat it.

You Need to Perform Many Hours of Cardio

This is not correct. Cardio exercises are great for overall heart health. However, cardio in and of itself isn’t an efficient weight loss method.

Effective weight loss is attained most efficiently by diet changes along with some forms of resistance training and cardio.

Low Fat Foods Help You To Lose Fat

Eating fat does not make you fat. Excess calories makes you fat. Candy, cookies, chips, crackers, high calorie fast food, processed dinners and meals, and sugary drinks are some examples.

Low fat foods often contain added sugar for taste. A “low fat” label on a food is meaningless. It can still be very high in calories.

A high calorie diet makes you gain weight. Control your calories, you control your weight. Healthy fat will not cause you to gain weight if you eat a balanced diet most of the time.

You need to work out every day if you want to lose weight

Working out at the gym every day is not necessary  to lose weight. There is no harm to working out everyday if you like. However, your total energy expenditure or calories burned during the week is what counts. Plan to work out four to five days a week for 30 minutes, and aim for burning 1,250 to 3,000 calories a week depending on your goals.

Weight Loss Diets Really Work

Studies show that specialized dieting almost never works in the long-term. Most people end up gaining the weight back within a year.

Additionally, studies show that people who go on a diet are actually the ones most likely to gain weight in the future. Instead of going on a diet, make it a goal to change your lifestyle and become a healthier, happier and fitter person.

If you become more physically active, eat healthier and get proper sleep then you should lose weight as a natural side effect. Going on a diet and starving yourself probably won’t work in the long-term.



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