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4 Myths People Believe About Weight Loss

Losing weight is like any other endeavor in life—if you put in the hard work, you’ll see the results. Why then are so many people confused about what it actually takes to lose weight and keep it off? Let’s look at some common myths people believe about weight loss that are actually detrimental to building a healthy lifestyle.

Myths People Believe About Weight Loss

1. Supplements Are The Key To Losing Weight

Many people who try to lose weight end up wasting their money on the next big supplement in hopes that it will help them magically shed the pounds. But this isn’t the case. Some supplements can help with nutrition, but that doesn’t change the key tenets of what it takes to lose weight—eating less crap and moving more. If you take supplements and that’s all you do, nothing about your life will change because it doesn’t really change the calories you’re consuming or expending.

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2. Fat Is Always The Enemy

All fat isn’t bad—some amount of fat is necessary to maintain normal body functions. Fat helps bolster cell walls, distribute vitamins throughout the body, and balance hormones. By trying to eliminate all fat from your diet, you’ll just end up slowing your metabolism and actually thwarting your weight loss goals.  At the same time, too much healthy fat will slow you down as well.  You need to eat the right amount of the right types of fat.  Chili-cheese fries are NOT on the list.

3. Weight Training Makes You Bulky

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Kim doesn’t look bulky, does she?

All those over-the-top bodybuilders you see online and on TV are going way past overboard and go through a great deal of effort to look like that. So don’t worry about training with weights making you to look like them. This is something women especially worry about. They think training with weights will make them look like men, but this won’t happen. Women don’t have the ability to build massive muscles like some men do. It certainly cannot happen by accident. Training with weights won’t make women bulky. Women who train with weights will just be well-toned and in shape.

4. I Need To Exercise For A Long Time

You don’t need to spend your life at the gym in order to see results. Consistency is what’s important here. Just exercising for twenty minutes in three or four sessions a week will get you started seeing some improvement. Do more up to a point and you’ll see more.  I’d say 2 hours a day total of exercise is enough for most people’s goals and purposes.  Choose an exercise schedule that’s maintainable for your lifestyle and stick to it. Don’t expect overnight results and keep at it to see results.

Weight loss isn’t about the next fad diet or supplement—it’s much simpler than that. There’s no complex formula or magical rule that will change your life. But hard work and dedication can transform you like magic and give you the tools you need to keep it that way. Staying fit requires lifestyle changes like healthy eating and regular exercise. Empower yourself and don’t give up—be realistic and logical to make the changes leading to the life you desire.

If you feel overwhelmed by all of the changes to make and things to learn about a healthy lifestyle, then you don’t have to go it alone. A personal trainer can walk you through step by step and help you achieve results. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, contact us. We’d love to help you get the body, energy and life you desire!



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