Myths About Dieting

Eating less would burn more calories leading to weight loss”. Do you believe this, and other so-called facts about dieting?

Every day you get to know a new fact about weight loss and you start following it without even confirming its validity. There are many such myths about dieting spread by friends, relatives, neighbours, bloggers, and YouTubers worldwide that have been blindly trusted and accepted by people. Though not all of them are wrong yet many just waste your time and energy.

Portia de Rossi, in her book “Unbearable Lightness: A story of Loss and Gain”, says that, “The diet industry is making a lot of money selling us fad diets, nonfat foods full of chemicals, gym memberships, and pills while we lose a piece of our self-esteem every time we fail /another diet or neglect to use the gym membership we could barely afford.” That’s true.

1.Skip your meals and you will lose weight
2.Eating after 8 p.m. stores more fat in the body
3.Stop eating all your favorite foods
4.Exercising is enough and more for weight loss
5.Carbohydrates are against the weight loss process
6.Not eating breakfast help in losing weight
7.Eating “low-fat” labelled foods reduce fat