Weight Loss Myths

Luke 25/04/2017 5
Weight Loss Myths

There is so much being said nowadays about weight loss and sometimes it becomes very difficult for people to differentiate the facts from myths. Most people have done quite a lot in their efforts of trying to shed off unwanted weight from their body like eliminating some foods from their diets and fasting only for them to regain the lost weight back after sometimes. Here are some weight loss myths that you should know about in order to better your chances of achieving your desired body weight.

Crash diets

Weight loss experts will tell you that crash diets are rarely effective when it comes to weight loss and there are some good reasons behind this. In fact, most of these diets are usually very unhealthy and only succeed in helping you achieve rapid loss of weight. They promote loss of muscle weight or water weight which besides being gained back quickly, loosing these weight is potentially very harmful to your overall well- being. And as if this is not enough, you will realise that sticking to these crash diets in the long run is nearly impossible as your body will resist the change naturally. This in turn ends up frustrating your weight loss endeavours to a great extent.

Weight loss is only possible through a radical exercise regime

This is essentially not true as to succeed in weight loss; you will need to make small changes which you can stick to for a relatively long time. Losing weight is only possible if you are able burn much more calories compared to what you are consuming and an exercise regime is only one of the ways to help you achieve this. You will thus need to move more, eat less and best of all, combine both of them.

Slimming pills are the solution for effective weight loss in the long term

This is certainly not true as slimming pills will do you more harm than good in your long-term weight loss efforts. Most importantly, don’t use slimming pills for long term purposes and always ask your physician for a prescription.

Carbohydrates cause weight gain

A common myth is that carbohydrates only succeed in making you put on more weight and this is highly unfounded and certainly not true. When carbohydrates are eaten in the most appropriate quantities, they will certainly not lead to weight gain. It is essential that you eat whole meal and whole grain carbohydrates like whole meal bread and brown ice and you will certainly succeed in your weight loss efforts.

Drinking water helps in weight loss

While drinking water is always very important, keep in mind that it will not help you loose water. Water only makes you stay hydrated and could succeed in helping you snack less. Drinking water is important for your overall wellbeing and good health.

Keeping note of these myths will help you know what works and what don’t work when it comes to weight loss just to be sure that you are on the right track.



  1. GiGi Eats 25/04/2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Just the name: Crash Diets should tip people off to the fact that they… Uh… CRASH and BURNNNNNN!!!!

    And really, people who think there are pills to make them skinny are living in a alternate universe!

  2. Such a great article and so very true! It’s funny with how much we have evolved as humans, we still hold onto some of these myths.

  3. Val 26/04/2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Great post Luke, another interesting one! Love this blog x

  4. Sarah 30/04/2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I hate crash diets!

  5. Danielle @ Follow My Gut 23/10/2017 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Love that you call out these myths!!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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