Weight Loss Myths: 5 Most Outrageous
Lies About Fat Loss
These days you can't go anywhere
without hearing about a new weight
loss breakthrough. A pill, a cream,
or a new fad diet - you name it
and it's going to solve all of your
weight loss problems in 30 days
or less. Or not.
The truth is that most of the things
you hear about weight loss are hype.
Plain and simple.
Here are the top 5 myths about
Weight Loss Myth #1: You
can spot reduce fat from specific
areas of your body
This myth is as old as the hills,
yet it persists. It must be that
the thought of melting fat from
any desired part of the body is
so appealing, however untrue it
In reality your body will lose
weight wherever it wants to. It's
safe to assume that you'll lose
fat 'last place on, first place
off'. So if you put on weight first
in your thighs and then on your
waist, then expect it to come off
your waist first and then your thighs.
Weight Loss Myth #2: You
have to count calories for weight
There are so many fad diets out
there that paint the picture that
weight loss is a complicated process.
You have to eat certain foods at
certain times and avoid other foods
at all costs. Of course all of these
popular diets conflict over which
foods you should or shouldn't eat.
The truth is that you don't have
to make weight loss such a science.
Simply eat healthy fresh foods that
haven't been processed, and eat
smaller amounts than you're eating
No brain science there, just results.
Weight Loss Myth #3: You
will bulk up with resistance training
I can't tell you how many times
I've heard women tell me that they
won't do resistance training because
they don't want to bulk up. Each
time I have to hide my smile.
You see, the process of bulking
your muscles takes a lot of hard
work. You have to consume high amounts
of protein and you have to consistently
tax your muscles to fatigue. And
you have to have the male hormone
testosterone coursing through your
body. In short, there is no way
to accidentally bulk up.
Weight Loss Myth #4: You
can get a six pack from crunches
Just focusing on crunches will
not make your midsection chiseled.
Hey, ab crunches are great and you
should do them, but don't rely on
them to get into great shape.
A trim midsection will only come
as a result of proper nutrition,
effective cardio and consistent
Weight Loss Myth #5: Cardio
is the most important exercise for
Most people think of cardiovascular
activities when they think of working
out. Going for a run, riding a stationary
bike, or taking an aerobics class.
Well, times have changed and so
should your workout.
The benefits of resistance training
now trump straight cardiovascular
training. Resistance training strengthens
your heart while toning muscles
and increasing bone density.
Cardio workouts are not completely
a thing of the past, they should
fit into your overall plan for health
and wellness. The benefits of resistance
training, especially in fat loss,
Do you have other weight loss beliefs
that simply aren't delivering results?
Call or email me today and I'll
help you bust the myths, discover
the truth, and create a fitness
and fat loss program that will give
you the body that you deserve.