Five Weight Loss Myths Busted | Health
Here at Aussie Supps, we’re an advocate of healthy weight loss. As we’ve told you before in many of our articles, weight loss is not just about shedding extra kilos, or achieving your target weight. It’s about being healthy, inside out. Try as we might though, we still can’t prevent everybody from believing certain weight loss myths that are making rounds anywhere you and our other readers go. So without further ado, here’s the low-down on some misconceptions about weight loss.
Myth #1: Protein is way better at making you feel full
Lean protein can indeed fill you up, but there’s something even better – fibre. Fiber comes with fewer calories, so you’re also keeping your calorie intake in check if you have more fibrous foods in your diet. To get all the fibre you need and to keep yourself full, eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. If you still struggle - check out this amazing healthy fibre supplement we stock!
Myth#2: Long sessions of low-intensity exercise can help you lose weight faster
The truth is, lower intensity training does burn more fat calories than carbohydrate calories. However, you can burn more overall calories with increased exercise intensity into the cardiovascular zone. For best results, mix low and high intensity exercises into your workouts. Check out our training articles for more tips about workouts and exercises!
Myth#3: You can eat anything, but still lose weight as long as you exercise
Adjusting what you eat to achieve the ideal calorie deficit is an effective way to lose weight. If you combine this strategy with exercise, the effect is better. You’ll drop pounds like crazy! You can’t just consume anything without taking into consideration the nutritional value and calorie density of the foods you eat. A healthy weight loss can only be achieved with a healthy diet, and exercise of course!
Myth#3: Being fit is all about positive body image
A positive body image is well, positive. It’s great to have a positive body image because it helps you to have a positive outlook in life. However, overall health plays a huge role in ultimately achieving a positive outlook in life. You can’t just say that I’m fat and big, and happy about it. It’s good to be happy with yourself, but you have to consider your health, too. If you have belly fat for example, you’re at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions related to visceral or belly fat. Visceral fat actually release agents that can disturb the energy balance in your body, shunting calories into fat. It’s embedded more deeply within organs like the liver, and muscles. In fact, even lean people can have high levels of visceral fat, while there are overweight individuals who carry more subcutaneous fat, which is metabolically better than visceral fat.
In other words, to be healthy, make sure that you have less visceral fat than subcutaneous fat in your body. Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet high in lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
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Myth#5: To prevent obesity, start at an early age
Children put on weight as they grow. This shouldn’t be a cause for concern though. As they grow up, their fat tissue will be converted to muscle. This means that you don’t have to force children to lose weight. Let kids be kids. Instead, teach them portion control and physical activities to burn off excess calories. These are important lessons they should learn early.
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