When you first begin trying to find ways to either lose weight or maintain the size that you have, it is hard to know which methods work. One friend tells you that Jenny Craig is a Godsend while the other says that it was the worst experience they had ever had. Everyone seems to have a different opinion about the best way to manage your weight and it’s mostly because there are so many different ways, some true, some not so much.

 

Myths

 

  •  Losing weight is a process that happens in a sequential method.

 

        In actuality, this almost never happens. Weight fluctuates, especially for women due to water weight.

 

  • Fast Food is fattening.

 

Nowadays, most fast food restaurants have healthy alternatives for those who don’t want to eat anything too greasy.

 

  • Only thin people are healthy.

 

Thin people can have the same health issues as people struggling with weight, such as heart disease or diabetes.

 

  • Eating breakfast everyday helps manage weight loss

 

It always depends on portion size and what you’re eating.

 

  • Adding Fruits and Vegetables to your diet with no other changes.

 

If you’re still eating 10 donuts for breakfast then eating a piece of fruit after your finished isn’t going to make everything else you ate before disappear.

 

The key to weight management is knowing what works for you and what doesn’t. Every body is different and something that works for one of your friends may not work for you because you just aren’t built that way. Just because someone says that a weight management plan works doesn’t mean you should just dive headfirst into it. Always do your research. The more knowledge you have, the better off you will be.

 

Sources:

https://authoritynutrition.com/top-12-biggest-myths-about-weight-loss/

 

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/weight-loss-myths