Weight Loss Success Tips Myth Vs Fact

It's important to remind ourselves of what works and doesn't work when trying to lose weight and this article was a great reminder for me. I tend to eat fat-free products thinking that it's a free for all, when it's really not. Here is the article in its entirety;

"Looking for weight loss success tips, huh? So this is probably not the first you have read about weight loss, and when you start to research weight loss, something becomes obvious – that everyone claims that what they say is right and everyone else is wrong. Some say simply digest less calories and you will create a calorie deficit and drop pounds. Then there are those who say that the most important thing is the kinds of foods you are eating. Or there are those that preach exercise and fitness above all else. So what are the myths and what are the facts. Check out the three weight loss success tips below and you will have a bette idea.
Weight Loss Success Tips – Myth #1 – Less calories = less weight
While it is true that burning more calories than you eat will cause you to lose weight, the question becomes how long will it last? The body is much smarter than we give it credit for, and it gets used to what we feed it. If you give it 2000 calories a day, it will use those 2000 calories. If you cut that down to 1500 calories, it will help you to lose weight for a while, but eventually your body will slow your metabolism down so that you only burn 1500 calories a day. The real danger with this is when your calorie level returns to normal. You will gain any weight you lost plus some extra because it takes much longer to speed up your metabolism than it does to slow it down.
An interesting article was in Marie Claire this past month where it documented what women from around the world ate, including the amount of calories, along with their height and weight. Interestingly enough, the amount of calories eaten each day did not seem to correlate with the women’s weight. I am not at all saying that you can eat as many calories as you want (notice that it takes much longer to speed up your metabolism than it does to slow it down) but just be smarter about the calories that you eat.

Weight Loss Success Tips – Myth #2 – Fat free = no guilt
Stay away from fat free foods! In almost all cases, if fat is removed, something else is put in its place. That something is almost always a mixture of sugar and chemicals. Sugar and chemicals are a bad combination because the sugar adds unneeded calories and the chemicals make it much more difficult for your body to digest the food that you are eating. If you are going to eat ice cream, you are much better off eating regular ice cream than the fat free version.
Weight Loss Success Tips – Myth #3 – I’ll just skip breakfast
It seems logical, but skipping breakfast is one of the worst things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Many studies have been done on the subject, and they all say that people who skip breakfast weigh more than those who do not – especially those who eat breakfast as well as three to four other small meals a day. Again, it is not the amount of calories that you eat, but what and when you eat. Skipping breakfast slows down your metabolism and kills any chance that you had of prolonged weight loss, no matter how few calories you eat.
Weight loss success tips are everywhere, but be careful which ones you heed. To lose weight, you need to speed up your metabolism and control your calories. By exercising frequently, consuming 4 to 5 small meals at planned times and staying away from any ingredients that a third grader can’t pronounce, you will start to see the results that you have been craving."

Weight Loss Success Tips – Myth Vs Fact
9/10/2010 | Author: Kurt W.Abel

finally the myth number one makes sense! its like a whole new perspective ive read all about calories and losing weight with information to last me a lifetime and never understood it as well as i do now. your a miracle worker :)