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Diet Myths That Cause Weight Gain

by Latisha Porter (follow)
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Have you ever been determined to exercise, eat healthy foods, and follow the diet rules, but still found yourself not making any progress, and in some cases, experiencing weight gain? This process can be frustrating and depressing, but dont give up. Begin to observe the weight loss principles you are following while on the specific diet that you have chosen. It could be that diet myths are causing weight gain instead of weight loss.

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Myth #1 Eat Healthy Foods, Calories Dont Matter

Pay close attention to calorie counts of all foods
Track everything that you eat and drink including snacks
Plan your meals ahead of time if you can

Myth #2 You Can Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks

You need to eliminate 3,500 calories which is the amount stored in a pound of fat by eating less and moving more
Crash diets are not healthy and most of the weight will return once you start eating normal foods
Eliminate 500 calories (or cut 300 calories and burn 200 calories through exercise) every single day to lose about a pound per week

Myth #3 If You Exercise, You Can Eat as Much as You Want

Track everything that you eat and drink including snacks
Plan to exercise daily and track your exercise as well
Compare your food/exercise logs weekly and make necessary adjustments

Myth #4 Better to Eat Mini Meals Rather than Eating Fewer, Larger Meals

The calorie difference between eating mini meals vs. eating fewer, larger meals is so small that it really doesnt matter
Choose an eating plan that works for you and your lifestyle

Myth #5 Its Always Better to go with the Salad

Watch the kind of salad toppings you choose, including salad dressings, cheese, nuts, and meats

So, the next time you get on the scale and notice weight gain instead of weight loss, evaluate your current diet rules. Dont give up on your weight loss journey. Take time to make necessary adjustments until you start seeing weight loss, not weight gain.

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