INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WEIGHT/FAT LOSS.
Losing weight for many can be a Herculean task and one that at times can leave you feeling very frustrated. In our humble opinion, no one should ever start a “diet” rather adopt a healthy way of eating for the rest of his/her life. But for those of you who are always on a look out for such healthy ways of eating in the desperation of losing weight, may often get misled by some of these myths. Let’s have a look at them.
I. MYTH NO.1: WEIGHING SCALE IS AN IDEAL INDICATOR OF WEIGHT LOSS.
If you are someone who falls in this category, you need to know that frequent use of weighing scale to judge the weight loss doesn’t give a true picture. Reduced weight on scale may be just indicative of loss of water, muscle or fat. The loss of water and muscle from the body will give a false belief of having lost fat. Hence, true status of weight can only be gathered by tracking FAT LOSS and not weight loss. The extent of fat loss can be obtained by getting a body composition analysis done at frequent intervals.
II. MYTH NO.2: WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO LOSE BODY FAT.
As of date there is no product existing which can reduce fat safely and keep it off permanently. Highly popularized and commercialized fat loss products are neither scientific nor practical. We suggest you to never ever go for such shortcuts because there are no shortcuts in life only those we imagine. Any such shortcut would instead bring adverse effects on your body in the long run. Sometimes one can lose weight quickly with some pills or supplements, but this proves to be short lived. Above all that weight loss apparently can be the result of loss of muscle or water rather than fat and thereby the person can succumb to ill-health.
III. MYTH NO.3: DAIRY PRODUCTS SHOULD BE ELIMINATED WHEN ON WEIGHT LOSS.
This is one of the biggest myth in the market of fat loss and weight loss. One need not altogether eliminate the intake of dairy products on a weight reducing diet as they are the biggest source of calcium. Except for this, they are also rich in vitamin A, B and D that VEGANS can’t just snub! And we should not forget that all protein-rich foods facilitate fat loss. Therefore, high fat dairy products must be replaced with fat loss alternatives as they still have the essential nutrients with fewer calories and traces of fat.
IV. MYTH NO.4: EATING FEWER MEALS HELPS IN WEIGHT LOSS.
Skipping meals in the false hope of losing weight is the most foolish notion when you’re trying to cut those extra inches. It will just end up in loss of energy which eventually affects health. With fasting and long gaps between meals, one tends to lose only muscle and water. It is advisable to eat only protein foods like legumes, beans, egg whites and low fat milk to be thin and shapely.
V. MYTH NO.5: NUTS, POTATOES, RICE AND BREAD ARE FATTENING.
It is the method of cooking and the high fat toppings or spread that make certain food items fattening. One tablespoon of butter or ghee adds 100 calories. It just revolves around the proportions. When rice, bread, potatoes and nuts are eaten in amounts recommended then they are all what you want. Moreover, nuts are commonly considered fattening. But, in reality nuts are rich sources of mono-saturated fats and vitamin E, K and Magnesium that are extremely beneficial for our heart. They are rich in proteins and fiber too. 25-30 grams of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts) a day could make extremely healthy munchies. Dry fruits like dates, raisins, apricots could be excellent substitutes for fatty desserts and sweets.
VI. MYTH NO.6: LOW FAT FOOD IS ALWAYS TASTELESS.
This turns out to be the biggest excuse for not changing your eating habits. We often fall for taste when it comes to food even if it makes us obese or unfit. As a matter of fact, foods prepared with less oil or fat can be as tasty as the standard preparation. By use of low fat curd based spreads, interesting dips, low fat milk instead of creams in gravies, paneer (cottage cheese) in place of butter, addition of nuts to salads, use of various curry powders, spices and condiments, food can be made tastier minus the load of fat.
Choosing steamed snacks, healthy green sandwiches, tasty wholegrain snacks like popcorn, stir fries, colorful fruit and vegetable salads make sense while on a weight loss regime. Use of non-stick cookware, oil sprays and cooking techniques like steaming, pressure cooking makes it quite easier to prepare a low fat healthy nutritious food. Once the health consciousness sets in, one automatically becomes more creative with the food and is able to achieve perfect results in terms of nutrition and taste. This style of cooking and eating eventually becomes a way of life.
Now that these extremely common myths stand busted, we hope you may now be following a mindful diet to lose weight the smart way! Losing weight never meant troubling oneself or making life devoid of all pleasures and tastes. It’s time we liberate from all the weight loss myths and become friends with some facts.
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