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Weight Loss Myths Now Unmythed
Author: Eva Moffat

Copyright 2006 Eva Moffat

There are a lot of things said about weight loss that are just not true. Keep reading to see how these beliefs are myths and are now going to be unmythed.

· Are you wanting to lose weight? · Do you know where to start? · Do you want to lose weight quickly? · Which is the best way to lose weight?

Are you wanting to lose weight?

You are feeling sluggish and generally not well. You are getting breathless when you walk too fast. Have you been to see your doctor? Did he take your blood pressure and tell you it was higher than it should be? Did he tell you to lose weight?

Whether the doctor told you to lose weight or you have decided you want to look better, your clothes are getting too tight. So now it’s a case of how to lose weight?

Do You Know Where To Start?

You probably already know that you have to eat less calories than you have been doing. But here is:

This Is Myth Number One:

If you stop eating regular meals, maybe miss one meal a day, surely that will reduce your calorie intake.

Not true.

You only need to eat 100 calories a day less than you use in your daily activities. So if you miss a meal you are likely to be eating about 400 calories less than you should be. This is not good.

Why isn’t this good?

The body needs a certain amount of calories each day to function properly. Each one of us is an individual. We each of us need to eat an amount of food that is our individual need. If you are an active person you will burn more calories than someone who is less active. What Happens If You Miss A Meal?

Your body begins to shut down. It receives the message that for whatever reason there is going to be a famine. No food is going to be eaten. So the food you do eat is stored as fat. This makes the body’s metabolism slow down. You will become constipated and you will feel even more sluggish than before.

So this is not the way to lose weight is it?

Here is Myth Number Two

Crash Diets do no harm do they?

You have a lot of weight to lose. But you want to lose it quickly. So again like with Myth Number One, missing meals is not going to do you any favours.

Usually when a person loses weight, it starts with the face and starts going downwards. If you’re hoping to decrease the inches on your bum or your tum they will be the last to go.

So if you are not giving your body all the nutrients it needs, your face will become haggard looking. Your breasts will shrink and yes people will notice but for the wrong reasons.

So How Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

It is better to eat smaller meals more often, say every two to three hours, rather than eating two to three big meals a day. But be sure that each meal is providing all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. If in doubt, you can take nutritional supplements.

To lose weight you need to speed up your metabolism.

Metabolism What Is It?

Metabolism is the breaking down of the food we eat into energy. Calories are actually units of energy.

So eating more calories per small meal will produce more energy. More energy will burn more fat. Burn fat and you lose pounds and inches.

Are You Serious About Losing Weight?

The more often you eat the quicker your metabolism; the quicker your metabolism the quicker you will lose weight.

Now you know how to unmyth the myths regarding losing weight.

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Eva Moffat has written several health related articles and has now been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Expert Author’. Her other writing successes; she was voted Journalist of the Year for 2004 and 2005 by British Ethnic Health Awareness Foundation. Her other common sense articles can be found on her website www.weight-loss-4-you.com She wants to send you her monthly newsletter ‘It’s A Question of Health’ Details can be found on her website. Or send her an Email to [email protected] and ask to be subscribed to her newsletter ‘It’s A Question of Health’. There is no charge for this informative newsletter.



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