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The myth of weight loss

There many Biggest Myths About Weight Loss

So you will read in this article many wonders for weight loss

And How to get rid of excess weight

First of all, The truth about getting slim
When it comes to losing weight, there are a lot of misconceptions and just plain half-baked advice out there. Not only can believing them derail your diet efforts, it can also mess with your health. We consulted with experts to pinpoint the most notorious (and plan-sabotaging) weight-loss myths, and get the truth about how you can shed pounds safely and smartly. Oh, and if someone tries to offer you any of these “tips”? Just cue up your favorite workout mix, put your earbuds in, and tune them out.

Myth: Cut 3,500 calories, lose a pound
While “calories in vs. calories out” may be the foundation of slimming down, it’s not the only equation at work. Yes, you need to burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight, but the weight you lose will be a combination of fat, lean tissue, and water—and your body’s metabolism will adapt to those losses, making the math a bit more complicated. For a better sense of what your personal calorie intake and activity levels should be, plug your personal details into the National Institutes of Health’s Body Weight Planner, which will use your current weight and target weight to calculate the right numbers for you.

Losing Weight is a Linear Process

Losing weight is usually not a linear process, like some people think.

Some days and weeks you may lose, while during others you may gain a little bit.

This is not a cause for concern. It is normal for body weight to fluctuate up and down by a few pounds.

For example, you may be carrying more food in your digestive system or your body may be holding on to more water than usual.

This is even more pronounced in women, as water weight can fluctuate quite a bit during the menstrual cycle (4).

As long as the general trend is going downwards, no matter how much it fluctuates, you will still succeed over the long term.

Carbs Make You Fat

Low-carb diets can help with weight loss. That is a scientific fact (9, 10).

In many cases, this happens even without conscious calorie restriction. As long as the carbs are kept low and protein intake is high, people lose weight (11, 12).

However, this does not mean that carbs per se cause weight gain. The obesity epidemic started around 1980 but humans have been eating carbs for a very long time.

The truth is, refined carbs (like refined grains and sugar) are definitely linked to weight gain, but whole foods that are high in carbs are very healthy.

Myth: A little competition will keep you motivated
“It’s essential not to compare yourself to others,” says Albers. “Our bodies are like a fingerprint; no two are remotely the same. Not only can trying to match someone else’s weight loss goals be way off from what is realistic for you, but it can be discouraging.” The best guidepost for your goals is, logically enough, your own “best version” of yourself; working your way back into your own favorite pair of jeans makes infinitely more sense than worrying about your gym buddy’s progress.

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Islam Ahmed

إسلام أحمد، هو شاعر ومبرمج وممثل مسرحي ولد في جمهورية مصر العربية و عاش و ترعرع في سلطنة عمان , طالب جامعي بكلية الهندسة ومؤسس شركة أنجز ويب لخدمات الويب المتكاملة ومؤسس منتديات العرب أشقاء سابقا ومجلة أنجز ويب حاليا.

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