A great deal of stigma revolves around fat loss diets. And most of it comes off of the internet with no proof. Here are seven shocking facts about fat loss that you probably didn't know about.
Exercise isn’t enough
Exercising or cardio is a great way to stay in shape but in order to lose weight, it simply isn't going to cut. Experts suggest keeping a check on your daily calorie intake and replacing it with whole grain, heart healthy fats and proteins will boost the metabolism and help reduce weight faster and in a healthy manner.
2. Say no to weight loss supplements
Dietary supplements that claim to help lose weight are dangerous concoctions of ingredients harmful to the body. In many studies it was found that these supplements do not aid in reducing help and they might even contain harmful ingredients that might spike the blood sugar levels, increase hypertension or even increase weight.
3. Juice cleanse or liquid diets are a farce
Many people switch to liquid diets to reduce large amounts of weight in a short duration but it is harmful for the body. Body requires nutrition to sustain and keeping it off solid food will not last more than a week and whatever weight you lose will automatically be gained by the body due to nutrient deficit caused earlier on.
4.Carbs and Fats are Important too
Many diets or videos seen on the internet claim that by eliminating fats and carbs from the diet, people lose fat or weight, which is simply not true. We require healthy fats to store and perform bodily function and carbohydrates to provide energy and keep blood glucose levels in check. By eliminating these, we would only be compromising our metabolism.
5. Don’t skip meals for a big breakfast
Breakfast is the king and a hearty breakfast is a great start of the day. But eating a big breakfast and skipping meals the rest of the day isn’t healthy. Instead, one should divide their meals equally throughout the day to feel full and reduce the risk of bloating, blood sugar spike and acidity.
6. Healthy processed food is still processed food
There are many processed foods available in the market that claim that they are ‘healthy’ or ‘nutritious’ and some might even be but one should always read the labels for sugar and sodium quantities and hidden ingredients. A lot of products are marketed as ‘healthy’ to attract more customers but end up being a farce and we should beware of them.
7. Honey and warm water isn’t a weight loss trick
This is by far the most widely seen and believed ‘hack’ on the internet that makes you lose weight overnight. Water is essential for the body and drinking adequate water throughout the day is important but it does not miraculously make you thin. And drinking honey and warm water first thing in the morning will only make you hydrated.