In this modern world where everyone claims to be a food nutritionist and a fitness trainer, we do not know as to which one to believe. Some trainers and nutritionist claim that a person should eat smaller 6 meals a day if they want to lose weight faster while others say to eat 3 meals with breakfast being the heaviest meal of them all with high calories.
Today we have decided to squash some of the popular fitness-related myths.
So scroll down to look at the lies about weight loss that we still believe.
A low-carb diet is the only way to lose weight
Low Carb Diets might be great for a weight loss program but they are still harmful to the health in the long term.
The main reason for this myth’s popularity is that on a low carb diet, a person sees a visible drop in their weight all because their water weight has dropped down. People who try the low carb diets, also experience lack of energy and fatigue all the time.
Instead of using low carb diet it is better to try low fat or low protein diets.
One should not eat past 6 P.M
Almost all of us have heard this phrase once in our life; “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Normally people believe that one should not eat anything after 6 PM but this is an anciently propagated myth.
According to recent studies, it does not matter when you eat but one must keep count of the calories they consume. So in order to lose weight, one must burn more calories than they eat.
Eat smaller portions more frequently throughout the day.
Another popular myth is that a person on weight loss program should eat more frequently to boost their metabolism.
However, a recent study has debunked this myth by stating that people who eat 6 meals a day tend to gain more weight when compared to people who eat 3 meals a day. Normally people, who eat 6 meals a day, tend to overeat.
The more time you spend at the gym, the more results you’ll see
When it comes to doing exercise at the gym, it is not the length of time you spend at the gym but is instead the quality of the training you do there. A person can spend as much as 4 hours a day at the gym but they still won’t get the results they are hoping for if they don’t know what they are doing.
Some of the most effective training sessions last for about 15 minutes.
Fat makes you fat
1 gram of fat usually contains 9 calories while 1 gram of protein contains 4 calories. This is why; one should take care when eating high-fat foods. However many people only take it quite opposite and completely ct the fat from their diet altogether.
In order for the best weight loss strategy, a person must have a balance in their calorie intake with fats, proteins, and carbs.
You will gain weight as you grow older
This is a complete myth that person gains weight as they grow older. You won’t gain weight with age if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The key to remaining fit is long term exercising goals. A person who does exercise in their youth must hit the gym consistently as they grow older.
Stretching before a workout
There is a common rule before exercise which is to prepare one body with stretches. As it turns out, it’s only a myth and the opposite is the right way.
According to the research study, people who did squats without stretches were able to lift 8.5 percent more weight during their training sessions then they could after stretching.
Stretching should be left for the end to relax your body muscles.