12 LIES YOU STILL BELIEVE About WEIGHT LOSS
Today I’m going to go over 12 diet and workout myths that you still believe in. By continuing to follow these outdated myths and this old-school advice you’re definitely slowing down your progress and just making the fat loss process harder on yourself.
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Let’s Jump Right In with myth number one……. you have to have a low-carb diet to burn fat and lose weight. Even though low-carb diets definitely work as far as fat loss is concerned there are plenty of other methods to get you to burn fat. The reason why low carb diets are so popular is because usually people are very impressed by the quick results that they experience in the beginning of low-carb dieting. I have to admit that you’re probably not going to lose as much weight not Body fat, but as much weight in the beginning of any other diet plan. Carb-o-hydrates are called Carb-o-hydrates……… because they cause your body to hold a lot of water.
So when you cut carbs you’re going to drop a lot of water weight fast. This makes a lot of people feel good about the diet because they immediately notice pounds coming off the scale and their whole body will become less puffy because of less water retention. The problem with low-carb dieting is that a lot of people complain about a lack of energy and even feeling sick when they cut carbs too low. The cool thing is like I said it’s a myth that you can only cut fat with low carb dieting. Low-fat low-carb and even low protein diets can all cut fat. Also you can burn fat while including all three macronutrients carbs protein and fat in one diet plan. You may not experience the rapid weight loss that you experience from all the water weight you lose when doing a really low-carb diet but the fat loss should even out over time. protein fat and carbs are all insulinogenic. Carbs are the most insulinogenic of the three however I’ve experimented with low-fat diets and with low protein diets and given the same amount of time I experience very similar results to low-carb dieting. So there are many different ways you can do this.
Next myth is to not eat past 6 p.m. or past a certain time late at night. It doesn’t matter what time you eat your food. You can literally have one giant meal per day in the middle of the night and you can still be burning fat. You just have to maintain an overall calorie deficit for the whole day the whole week in the whole month that you’re cutting. When you eat past 6 you won’t store any extra fat because you ate close to your bedtime. This brings me right into the next nutritional myth that goes hand-in-hand with this one and that’s the idea that you have to eat small meals more frequently throughout the day to fuel your metabolism to burn more fat. Once again this is not true. It does not matter whether you eat one meal a day or 6 meals a day for the purposes of burning fat. When you eat 6 meals a day your insulin levels stay pretty stable throughout the day so as long as you’re eating clean food and maintaining a calorie deficit you should be burning fat. When you only eat one meal a day your insulin levels are really low until you have that meal. Keeping insulin levels low is very beneficial for fat loss. Also because you’re only having one meal or let’s say two meals for the whole day it’s pretty easy to stay under your total alotted calories for the day. Both methods work for fat loss.
To gain muscle you need to eat in a calorie Surplus you may want to incorporate more meals because it’s going to be tough to eat the amount of food that you have to eat to gain muscle in just one sitting. The next myth is an exercise myth that a lot of beginners have and that’s if you spend more time at the gym you’re going to get more results. This is actually not true you’re way better off doing a much more intense workout for a shorter duration than doing an easy workout for a really long duration. A lot of people come to the gym and theyll spend 2 hours there and not accomplish much of anything. If you come in spin your feet on the bike do you a couple chest presses with 10 lb dumbbells move from one machine to the next and then 2 hours later leave without ever really challenging yourself you’re wasting your time. In order to grow you have to challenge yourself. You should be struggling during your workouts and when you struggle during your workout and push yourself outside your comfort zone the longest you should be working out is an hour. An hour however is not the length of time that all your workout should be for example with a very high intensity workout all you need sometimes is just 15 minutes.
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