Debunking the Four Most Common Weight Loss and Health Myths

Debunking the Four Most Common Weight Loss and Health Myths


Millions of people make resolutions to lose weight in the new year, but they often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer number of weight-loss options that are available some of which may sound too good to be true. To help you separate fact from fiction, we thought it would useful to put together an article discussing misconceptions you may have about weight loss. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on as we debunk four common weight loss myths.


All Calories Are the Same


Your body processes 100-calorie candy bars and 100-calorie apples differently. These snacks contain the same amount of energy. However, when your body processes whole foods such as vegetables and legumes, it burns each calorie more slowly than it does for packaged foods such as crackers and sugary cereal.


Carbs Are Always Bad


It’s a common misconception that carbs are always bad. In fact, simply removing carbs from your diet will not ensure weight loss. With the data available today, some people may lose weight on a low-carb diet, while others may lose weight on a low-fat diet. The key is that whatever weight-loss method you choose, you have to stick with it. For health benefits, a diet high in carbohydrates, including sweet potatoes, winter squash, peas and corn, legumes, fruit, oats, wheat, quinoa, and protein-rich foods such as yogurt is preferable.


Eating Smaller Meals Is the Best Way to Control Your Appetite


The underlying premise here is that eating small meals throughout the day controls your appetite because the blood sugar stays more stable and does not spike, which causes you to be hungrier. But in reality, there really is no difference whether you eat large meals or smaller meals.


In fact, the opposite of this myth is true as eating more frequent and smaller meals made people want to consume more. With that being said, everyone’s body is different and this diet may end up working for you. At the end of the day, there really is no one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss.


You Have to Go on a Strict Diet to Lose Weight


While having a plan to manage your food intake leads to positive results, the problem is that some extreme diets are overwhelming with restrictions that aren’t helpful. So much so that strict diets can end up dissuading people and can lead them to believe they’re helpless in this area of our lives.


Most people think that they can temporarily diet and lose weight, but the majority of people regain the weight they lost. Longlasting results depend on incorporating healthy eating into your lifestyle permanently. Remember, permanent weight loss requires permanent dietary change. You must make healthier choices for the rest of your life.




We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you figure out the best way to lose weight. While this may seem like a daunting endeavor, the information that we’ve laid out here should prove to be useful in making your weight loss journey more manageable. Be sure to keep everything you’ve learned here in mind so that you can make the most informed decisions for your health.


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