Food Fighting: Why some diet and exercise myths are made to be broken
So what exactly is the key to weight loss in relationship to dieting and how you eat overall?
The problem with your food plan might not be a problem at all in theory if you believe you’re doing the right things or someone with some “expertise” has advised you accordingly.
Then again, have you thought about that advice and whether or not it’s one of those popular dieting theories that we all tend to believe, but have little to no truth to them?
You know the ones: talk about skipping breakfast, eating small meals throughout the day or only eating when you’re hungry. Those are just three of hundreds of dieting myths we’ll tend to believe because we don’t know any better.
Exercise also is part of that group as well.
That includes things like lifting weights (for women mostly) is going to make you big and bulky and if you want to lose weight, you should stick to burning calories.
That comment couldn’t be further from the truth. Weight training is linked to losing weight in men and women and adds much needed variety to your workout. One myth that is true is the one that suggests you can’t do the same exercise or routine over and over again without hitting a plateau and thus all the progress you’re making just stops on a dime.
In the dieting world, there are two that really stick out most and are commonly misinterpreted by experts and novices alike. You should indeed, in some ways, force yourself to eat small meals throughout the day. Skipping meals is the worst possible thing you can do as that will create a void in your body that needs filled by solid, small meals that are mostly comprised of protein.
The other one that has been permeated through the walls of every health club and gym in the world is that you can enjoy all the foods you want but only in moderation. That word, “moderation” tends to get stretched to its fullest, but when you consider some food literally has no value to it whatsoever, you really do need to be a least a little choosier when you select from food that you convince yourself you can have.
So, there are foods that should be avoided all the time and at all costs.
Dieting and exercise is hard enough as it is, staying on point and on track with your goals, without a bunch of untruths flying around from one person to the next. You can’t take any comment at face