Dieting and working out are like two sides of a coin. They both complement each other in order for a person to lose weight. Usually, you take the advice of your personal trainer or of home DVDs for safe workout regimes. On the other hand, with dieting most people go by gut feel and hearsay. This isn’t always good because what works for one person may for the other. There are some myths around dieting that still exist. Here are the top 3 myths and the truth about them.
1 Exercise lots, eat lotsWhen people suggest to you that as long as you workout, you can eat whatever you, they aren’t right. Working out is an essential. You do it to lose weight and so it means that an excessive eating can add an hour more on the treadmill. If on the other hand, you have been working out for years, then your body knows how to burn out the added calories anyway. So, moderate portions go a long way.
2 Skipping breakfast helpsEven on normal days, if you have skip your breakfast you will begin to feel extremely hungry by lunch and end up eating more than required. So, if you skip your breakfast or begin your diet by fasting you are only going to increase chances of playing havoc with your appetite.
3 Know what you eatThere is a popular belief that by going on high protein and a low carb diet you can lose weight. High proteins are taken by people with heavy workout routines. A prolonged low carb diet causes health issues. Another myth that, having just grapefruits is a good way to lose weight isn’t true either because just one food cannot be a diet. It has to be a wholesome, planned and calculated meal, not a starving session.
If you dig deeper, you will notice that there are many such myths that can make a diet ineffective. So, it is in your hands to wisely chose your diet and complement it with a good exercise routine to lose those extra pounds.