There are rules and then, there are man-made rules. We have been fed these notions of losing weight over time immemorial. Most of us don’t even try most of these rules, so I won’t take them into account. But some of us who do take our bodies seriously will agree that sifting fact from fiction is no child’s play. We asked the experts and this is what we got. Since sharing is caring, here are five surprising myths that we need to stop believing asap!
Lose Weight Between The Sheets
The Myth: A good romp session will make you lose calories.
The Truth: No, you won’t lose 300 calories every time you have sex. Not that we are discouraging you (sex has many other benefits), but the tyres won’t disappear just like that. It needs much more effort, and much more than just between the sheets.
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
The Myth: Rapid is no way to achieve results. Weight loss is a slow process.
The Truth: Wrong! Losing weight needs a lot of dedication and hard work, and that does not mean you wait till eternity to lose your baby fat. Rapid weight loss is essential in the initial periods when you have to shed those extra pounds. Once you’ve achieved your right weight, then maintaining it can be gradual and consistent.
Munching Is A Sin
The Myth: Snacking makes you gain weight.
The Truth: Science hasn’t proved that snacking leads to weight gain. Excessive food or greasy snacks lead to weight gain. Your concern should be to know what you eat, and not stop eating. Go for healthier snacks that don’t add to your mass.
Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat
The Myth: Regularly eating breakfast can optimise your weight.
The Truth: Whether you skip breakfast or you eat it regularly, there wouldn’t be any significant changes in your body weight. Especially if your breakfast consists of buttery paranthas, you might only do good by skipping a day or two in the week.
Get Real, Get Fit
The Myth: Setting realistic goals only can help you stick to weight loss.
The Truth: There’s no data really that proves it, other than of course our minds. Even highly ambitious goals can help you boost weight loss results and help you achieve your aim faster. The idea is to get fit, anyhow!