Three Weight Loss Fallacies To Avoid

There are many different tips and prototypes that are constantly dealt out in society regarding health in general and there are also many false premises in getting fit. These false assumptions concerning the steps or practices to get fit may be hazardous for an individual and may lead to sickness to a significant extent.

Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While Still Young Is Reasonable

We have this common belief that as long as we are still young, we can be indulgent and just eat whatever we want without moderation. We can always argue that our young bodies can still take some sort of nutritional abuse and would be able to rectify the consequences afterwards. The truth about this is that although we are able to correct such a situation, the damage has already begun. Moreover, we don't know at what age our body starts to not be able to restore to an optimal health status with entire efficiency. For instance, eating high cholesterol food would have a preemptive effect of deposits in the arteries. In time, this would reach a stage wherein the process is irreversible and may cause serious health issues. The thought of why we would hasten the process of ageing by introducing unwanted radicals to our cells should be enough to keep us thinking about eating healthy and in moderation.

Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose Weight Faster

Another more common misconception is that we would be able to slim down faster if we did not eat any food that is rich in carbohydrates. This would account for breads, rice, and other starchy foods. Though it is a fact that these types of food are rich in calories, carbohydrate deprivation won't contribute to faster sustainable weight loss. Particular parts of the body require some foods that come along with carbohydrates in rice and other starches such as Vitamin B complex. Portion control is a more effective approach than elimination.

Fallacy 3: Starving Will Help You Lose Weight

A more drastic misconception is the belief that eliminating meals would lead to faster weight loss. Ideally, that should be the case if caloric consumption is the only aspect to be considered. However, there are other aspects such as an ulcer developing in the gastrointestinal area, or perhaps a retroactive effect on the body of the starving person wherein the body signals the brain that there's nutritional deprivation. The latter would cause the metabolism of the person to slow down significantly to deal with the body’s current situation. Moreover, if the body is further subjected to much more food deprivation, the body won't be using the fats directly. The surrounding muscle cells will start to take the brunt leading to muscle atrophy. Consequently, not eating or skipping meals has the exact opposite effect of losing weight fast.

These are just some of the most common fallacies that are freely thought of by people who have not been properly educated about them. Speak with your physician, a nutritionist and or a health and wellness expert before starting any diet or exercise program.