5 Fat Loss Myths

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I really want to help you in your success this year and crush it in 2015. You have been mislead by false advertising  and  an understanding of what is right


It’s world of contradiction and confusion. Particularly when the topic is Health and Fitness. It’s not your fault if you don’t believe what I’m saying. Because everyday these statements are being challenged . But I must say what I know to be true. It is  your choice whether you believe it or not. I’ll be honest with you. Everybody is unique. So, everyone’s method to achieve optimum health and fitness each individual needs a customized plan . This is where all the contradiction originates . Experts write and publish results of studies and personal success . But the problem arises a personal trainer expert gives a general prescription  for exercise and fitness. Because, whatever they suggest, can never be applicable to all. I’ve listed up some popular beliefs that are not correct when it’s about fat loss or weight loss. You can believe me. Because as far as I know, what I’m writing is truth.

Myth-1: Cardio is better than strength training.

You will see countless people walking and at the gym on the treadmill. It is already well known to most people looking to lose  weight are strength training and eating right. There are many ways for fat loss, but not all are healthy solutions. Fat loss can never be the only solution. Keeping a good health is also essential. Follow the below guidelines to keep yourself on the right track while losing weight.

Resistance training is good.  The ASCM guidelines are . 3 to 4 times a week working all major muscle groups 8-12 sets per body part  and at least 30 minutes per hour is found to be very effective. Some of the famous and effective workouts are squats, dead lifts, lunges, military presses, chins etc.

You are not going to eat low carb or low fat or high protein diet. If you are a meat eater, you don’t have to be vegetarian. You are going to eat nutritious food which suits your metabolism the best.

Water is life. You are going to drink a lot of water. The term “a lot” means no less than it’s required as per your body weight.

You must manage your stress. You can use meditation, yoga, martial arts specially Aikido, music, playing with kids. Remember, stress plays a very important role in weight loss. Once you have control over your stress level, you are ready to start losing weight.

Myth-2: You have to take Low Calorie or Low Fat Diet to lose weight.

Calorie has a role in weight loss. But this is not all. You must understand that calorie supply is mainly the job of dietary carbohydrate. When you lower your calorie intake less than a particular level, your metabolism slows down. Ultimately, your body stops burning fat. So, the energy will be supplied from burning muscles which you don’t want. You are going to concentrate on proper nutrition while keeping an eye on calorie. That’s good enough for losing fat.

Cut the  junk food it is  not healthy at all whether you are obese or not.It is important  that you begin the healthy habit  of eating more vegetables,fruits and lean protien. Cut  down on the processed foods .

. Start replacing it with healthy foods, fresh fruits, and above-ground vegetables. Start work out plan. Stop running too much as it hurts your joints and doesn’t burn much calorie. Start walking more and more in higher speed. Gym is good when you have a trainer with you.

Myth-3: Fat loss pills can boost your metabolism

Fat loss pills will increase heart rate temporarily, reduce your appetite. So you must be thinking that less appetite and less eating means fat loss. Sorry to say, you are wrong and you are bringing harm to yourself in the long run. Once you eat less below a certain level, you decrease metabolism. Eventually you are slowing down fat loss process. Also, you are soon going to be addicted to those pills.

In short, strength training, drinking enough water and eating organic nutritious foods are the only solutions to boost your metabolism.

Myth-4: Abdominal Crunches Reduce Belly Fat.

This is well known myth and I’ll be straight forward. Tummy fat is not like the fat in other parts of your body. Doing abs exercises like Crunches and Sit-Ups don’t work for losing tummy fat and building six pack abs. When you are suffering with tummy fat, crunches and sit ups will strengthen the belly muscles and will push the belly fat up. As a result, you’ll see your belly growing.

Proper nutrition and whole body work out is the only solution to losing tummy fat.

Myth-5: You can spot reduce with  with Endurance Training:

To tell the truth, you’ll have to make several trial and error for this.

It is important to have a plan  that includes strategic strength training alomg with endurance training . Work it for a few weeks ,vary the workout So, my suggestion is try for a few weeks . If you see success, carry on and keep record of your success to understand the rate of fat loss .

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