We have all wanted to drop a few pounds fast at least once, or tone the areas of our bodies that we have deemed the “problem areas.” In hopes of accomplishing our body-related goals, most of us have sought the help of — and have been failed by — quick fixes.
When it comes to real, effective weight loss and drastically transforming your body into the picture of health, it is always a good rule of thumb to be a skeptic of fads and gimmicks. The U.S. weight loss market is worth $59.8 billion, and it didn’t get that wealthy by working. Look at it this way: if everyone who picked up a weight loss book, joined a meal plan service, took over-the-counter diet pills, downloaded a fitness app, or sucked down diet meal replacements achieved the results they were promised, who would be left for these companies to sell to?
Creating a real weight loss solution simply doesn’t make good business sense. As a result, nearly everyone who has ever been on a diet or took the first steps to live a healthier lifestyle and then fell off the wagon is carrying around with them numerous weight loss myths that are hard to shake. As a society, we have made the concept of being healthy and losing weight more complicated than it really is. Luckily, we’re here with a resource that can help.
The infographic below is all about debunking the top 10 weight loss myths we have all heard. Myths about skipping meals, or essentially sending your body into “starvation mode” which actually teaches your body to hold onto fat for as long as possible in order to survive, as well as some insight on how the metabolism works, if vegetarians and vegans are really healthier than meat-eaters, and some information about everyone’s favorite food — carbs, baby!
What biggest weight loss myth were you surprised to see debunked?