• Izzy Grussgott

Misconceptions about Weight-Loss

Many people share opinions about weight-loss that are totally wrong. In this article, I am going to list 3 common misconceptions about weight-loss.

  1. Exercise is the best way to lose weight—Why is it that many people who work out still have weight issues, but the majority of people who eat healthy don't? Because diet is the main cause of weight loss. In order to lose weight, you have to be in calorie deficit, meaning you have to burn more calories than you consume. Calorie deficit is only slightly determined how active you are. For example, a glazed donut is about 250 calories. It would around 30 minutes to burn off that donut by running 5 miles/hour.

  2. There is a quick fix to losing weight—There is no way to lose weight in just a matter of days. “Fasting” diets, cleanses, and other fast-weight-loss plans all usually end with the person gaining the weight back, or gaining even more weight than before. As much as this is annoying to hear, Weight loss takes time, patience and dedication. The only real way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat healthy and exercise.

  3. The more healthy fat, the better—Just because it is healthy fat does not mean it is not fat. If the fat is not burned, it will still be digested and stored in the body the same way that bad fat is.

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