3 Weight Loss Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Start the New Year Right by Understanding Weight Loss Better


It’s the New Year, and on the top of almost everyone’s list of resolutions is to lose weight. For decades, there are have been fad diets that have taken ahold of society, later finding that they are dangerous and destructive. Because of this, there continues to be common misconceptions about weight loss and dieting that impact people’s ability to reach their goal weight. To help, we’ve rounded up a few weight loss myths and the truth behind them.


Myth 1: Drinking water helps you lose weight

Water is essential for good health and wellbeing, but it doesn’t directly cause you to lose weight. Sometimes, thirst can be mistaken for hunger. Drinking lots of water might help you snack less, assisting your weight loss in this way. Eating whatever you want and think drinking lots of water won’t counteract your calorie consumption.


Myth 2: Carbs make you fat

Refined carbs (like refined grains and sugar) give carbs a bad reputation. However, complex carbohydrates (oats, quinoa, potatoes, legumes, rice) are nutrient-dense that fill you up and can help you to lose weight. These foods on their own won’t cause weight gain on their own. Thankfully, that means you don’t have to adopt the keto diet.


Myth 3: Skipping meals will help me lose weight

If you skip a meal, you’re more likely to be hungrier at the next meal. This means you may be more inclined to overload your plate with food to catch up on those missed calories. As a result, you may end up gaining more weight because you skipped a meal. Eating three normal meals keeps it at a steady rate.


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