Dispelling Weight Loss Myths

There are many baseless folklore and legends going on about different things. The subject of weight loss has not been exempted. The reason why many people are still fat despite the number of weight loss methods and products available is because they continue to believe in weight loss myths. Some of these myths are so popular that they actually make sense to many people. You are probably subscribing to these myths without even knowing it. What’s alarming is that some of these myths are being perpetuated by so-called fitness experts through their half-baked books and DVDs.

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Weight Loss Myth Busting

Here in this article, you will learn about some of the most prevalent weight loss myths. Being aware of these myths is important because it can spell the difference between weight loss success and failure.

Eating Lots of Fat Free Foods Won’t Make Me Fat 

Some people gore on fat free foods thinking that they can consume as much as they want of them without gaining weight. This is simply not true. People gain fat not really because of fat but because of calories. Fat free does not mean calorie free. If you don’t burn off the excess calories, your body will still store them as fat. Food labels can actually be misleading. The key is not to overeat on anything whether it is fat free or not. It may actually be better for you to stick to regular food items instead of fat free foods because at least the former can make you more conscious of what you are eating.

Spot Reduction Works 

This is one of the most popular weight loss myths and this is also the reason why many people do hundreds of situps each day hoping to get  rid of their beer bellies. Spot reduction does not work. You cannot isolate a part of your body to reduce its size. For sure, doing hundreds of situps can increase the size of your ab muscles but if you will not burn the layer of fat covering your ab muscles, your pot belly will remain. If you want to get rid of the fat in a particular part of your body, then you must burn it through a whole body workout. There is no other way to do it.

 It is Not Exercise if You Are Not Sweating Out 

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How Effective Is Your Workout?

Many people believe that if you have not sweat buckets after a physical activity then it is not a work out. This is a very terrible myth because it is one of the reasons why people drop off from working out. As long as you are moving your body and you are employing your muscles and as long as you are doing it regularly, then any activity can be considered as working out. Even fun activities such as jumping up and down a mini trampoline such as a Needak rebounder is already a good workout. In fact, rebounding is one of the most beneficial workout routines available. Only ten minutes of rebounding each day will give you the benefits of a cardio workout and more.

Article by David a staff writer for Needak USA.

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My Wife The Weight Loss Superstar!

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My wife really is a weight loss superstar; at least in my eyes anyway. She has struggled with her weight for years, but in the last few months she has managed to bring it right under control. I’d love her just the same no matter what weight she was; it wasn’t like she was that heavy. It is great to see her so happy and confident though, and this time it seems that she really will keep her weight under control. I’ve seen her try and fail before, but there really is something different about this current attempt.

In the past my wife has tried one fad diet after another. She will also go on these fitness frenzies where she will work really hard for a few weeks, but then end up getting injured. Her recent attempt though at losing weight was a lot more controlled; instead of just cutting down on her food or overdoing it with exercise she has instead made life changes. She has made a few changes to her diet, and just goes for a walk in the evenings. Her progress losing the weight has been slower than other attempts, but she has now reached her ideal weight. In the past when she hit this magic number she would return to her old ways, but this time she is just continuing with the current life changes and it now seems to take no effort on her part.

My wife has done well, and hopefully there will be no more worry about her weight. As well as making her more confident it is probably going to be better for her health. She has been a great inspiration for me and although my weight isn’t a problem she has inspired me to make other changes in my life – including giving up coffee.

I think that my wife is a good example for other people who are struggling to keep their weight down. She is proof that you can make it work even if you have failed many times in the past. The secret isn’t anything to drastic or any type of fad died or fitness regime, but instead the way to do it is to make simple changes that you will be able to keep. I think some people do worry too much about a bit of extra weight, but if losing it can make people feel better about themselves I suppose it’s worth it.

Musa is a guest blogger for Tony Ferguson, he absolutely loves the internet and is a tech geek at heart.

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