21 Mar Fact vs Myth about Weight Loss
Losing the Weight Loss Myths
There’s a lot of information out there about weight loss, and a lot of it is conflicting. Just pay attention to the ads you start getting around New Year’s or look up celebrity diets!
All of the different information can be overwhelming and confusing. What is right? What is wrong?
Infinite30 is here to help. We are more than just a diet program; we are a holistic wellness center with over a dozen locations, including Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC, and Ocean Springs, MS.
We make rapid weight loss and sustainable wellness accessible to everyone, and that is why we want to do some myth-busting.
Today, our expert team is tackling three of the top myths about losing weight so that you can achieve your goals and find ways to lose weight fast.
Myth #1: Snacking is Bad
“Don’t snack” is one of the most common weight loss myths out there. But losing weight isn’t about starving yourself; it’s about building healthy, sustainable eating habits.
When you’re constantly hungry, you become irritable, throw off your metabolism, and make cheating on your diet program almost a foregone conclusion.
As a standard rule, you should eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.
What’s key is your choice of snack. It’s easy to plow through a bag of chips that contain little to no nutritional value, and you can eat so quickly that your body doesn’t have time to realize that it is full.
Having a healthy snack in between meals keeps your metabolism balanced and discourages you from binging on junk food later. Contrary to the myth, snacking is a great way to stick to your weight loss goals.
That’s why Infinite30 offers a wide array of delicious snacks, from Protein Pretzels to Chipotle BBQ Zippers, to support rapid weight loss and free you from snacking guilt.
Myth #2: Bread Makes You Fat
Whether you heard it for the first time when the Atkins Diet became a fad, or when it was blurted out in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, bread and carbohydrates do not “make you fat.”
Carbs are an essential part of a nutritious diet. They are your body’s main energy source, so you need them! Remember, fiber is also a carb, so cutting out carbs will cause your body’s fiber levels to plummet.
Carbs alone do not cause weight gain. Just like with snacks, the important thing about carbs is choosing the right ones.
Whole foods (foods that have not been processed) that are high in carbs such as sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and bananas are great nutritional choices!
In contrast, processed or refined carbs, like sugar and white bread, are not as healthy and can contribute to weight gain. It’s refined carbs that give carbs their bad reputation!
Myth #3: Counting Calories is the Best Way to Lose Weight
Many apps and websites turn weight loss into a simple math problem: Calories eaten – calories burned = weight lost.
However, it’s not that simple. There are other factors that determine weight loss outside of calorie counting, including your hormones, genetics, mental health, and medical conditions.
For example, resistance to the hormone leptin, which regulates fat storage, or conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and depression can make it easier for you to gain weight–and harder for you to lose weight.
Being aware of your caloric intake and keeping active are definitely tools for rapid weight loss, but they can’t be your only focus.
At Infinite30, our 30-day weight loss challenge takes all of the factors involved in rapid weight loss into account.
Rapid Weight Loss with Infinite30
Infinite30 is a revolutionary, holistic approach to losing weight that loses the myths and gives you the science, psychology, and proven techniques that make our 30-day weight loss challenge possible.
If you live in Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC, Ocean Springs, MS, or any of our other locations–or want to take advantage of our virtual coaching program–Infinite30 can transform your life.
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