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Most Common Myths About Weight Loss.

The Role of GeneticsFor a generation obsessed with physical appearance, weight loss has become a hot topic. However, most of the information you hear through the grapevine regarding weight loss is based on hearsay. To lose weight safely and healthily, you need to follow the best tips available. At the same time, stay away from the common myths about weight loss. Here are some of them.

A widespread perception is that people with a family history of obesity and weight problems have difficulty in losing weight. The fact is that exercise and diet is effective for them and they can lose weight easily. Some people take it for granted that they will be overweight and don’t put in an effort to work towards reducing their body mass. However, if your parents or grandparents were overweight, you will have the tendency to put on weight quickly. Apart from that, you can follow the simple weight loss methods and they will work for you.

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Fats Have To Be Avoided

One of the most common myths about weight loss is that you have to avoid eating fats completely. This is not factual, as there are some fats that enhance your capacity to lose weight quickly. Over-consumption of fats is dangerous and can lead to many diseases. Unsaturated fats, found in olive oil and fish, are ideal for your health.

No Carbohydrates

You should avoid refined and processed carbohydrates but complex carbohydrates can do your health a world of good. Your diet has to be balanced with proper nutritional equilibrium. The intake of calories has to be reduced but this does not at all mean that you have to eliminate carbohydrates from your diet altogether.

Skipping Meals Boosts Weight Loss

If you skip a meal or two, you are going to compensate for it in the next meal. You will end up overeating. Instead of two smaller meals eating one big meal results in you putting on weight rather than losing it. People believe that since they are eating less, they will lose weight quickly. Because they are going to eat more than a normal portion in the next meal, that effect is negated.

Fat-Free Buffet

You cannot go on an eating binge even if you are eating fat-free foods. A general belief is that since the food is fat-free, you can eat as much as you want. But, you cannot have a buffet for every meal. You have to control the amount of food you consume as that determines how many calories you lose. Eating fat-free foods is a good idea for weight loss but you have to eat moderate portions.

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These are five common myths people believe about weight loss. If you want to lose weight, you have to ensure that you do it without any risks to your health.

Allan has been blogging about nutrition and healthy diet for quite some time. While not a health professional, Allan enjoys learning about healthy eating habits and sharing his thoughts online. Aside from guest blogging, Allan has also contributed to FHI and various health publications.

This post was written by

Zaouia– who has written  posts on Health Advices.I’m Zaouia, a 28 year old (While House, :Morocco)-based web designer, Facebook & Twitter addict, and blogger. Blogging was not my passion, but now blogging has become a part of my life. I blog and write content about everything in this globe like Android world, Technology, Facebook and Mobile phones.                     

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