5. You Must go to the Gym Every Single Day to Lose Weight
The Quality of your Exercise is Always more Important than Quantity
In order to lose weight and most importantly keep it off, an active, balanced
healthy lifestyle is your best bet.
While establishing an exercise routine is important, exercising too much will
detract from the quality of your exercise sessions.
Many people are hesitant to even try to lose weight because they think they
have to spend countless hours in the gym to lose weight.
Even if you love going to the gym, spending a good portion of your free time
there does not sound very appealing.
The fact is, with a proper nutrition program going to the gym every day is
not only unnecessary but possibly counterproductive.
Exercising too much can overtrain your body which will eventually lead to
plateau or injury. In order to lose weight you should disregard any of the
weight loss myths and exercise 3-5 hours a week and lead a healthy lifestyle
which includes proper nutrition and sufficient rest.
Your body does not burn fat and lose weight while you exercise. You
exercise for 5 hours a week while you are working, resting, sleeping, or
watching TV for the other 163 hours. Besides nutrition, quality workouts
for your 5 hours a week of structured exercise goes a long way to ensure you
lose weight and keep it off.
Carbohydrates are your Exercise Program's Best Friend
Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for your muscles during
exercise and the only source of energy for your brain function.
If those are not good enough reasons to have a carbohydrate rich diet you
should consider the problems with decreased carbohydrate intake.
A high protein diet, often turns into a high fat diet because most animal
proteins come with fat. Fat has 9 calories per gram while carbohydrates
Most people who try the "low carb" diet actually eat more calories than
before due to increase fat intake.
Although many people lose weight for the first couple weeks during a low carb
diet even while they eat more calories than they burn there is a simple
Carbohydrates cause the body to store water. For an easy example, look
at a cup of water. Put a chicken leg in the cup of water and pull it out,
and the water level would be unchanged.
Put a piece of bread in the cup of water and pull it out. The
carbohydrate soaks up a large portion of water. This is the precise reason
why many people experience weight loss while on low carb diet, water loss.
Once carbohydrates are introduced back in the diet the water weight comes
back. This is the classic fad diet which causes people to lose weight and
put it right back on.
Good weight loss is fat loss and it takes time. Weight can fluxuate up
to 10 pounds for some people daily! This is why it is very important to
take into account other variables besides scale weight such as body
circumferences and body fat percentage.
2. Exercise is More Important for Weight Loss than Diet or Vice Versa
The Combination of Exercise and Nutrition is very Best way to Lose Weight
Today's aggressive weight loss marketing always places a higher value on
whatever they are selling. This is why this weight loss myth is so
The latest diet pill will always boast, "Lose weight with No Exercise."
Workout machine commercials and workout programs seldom mention that in order to
get results you must follow a proper nutrition regimen.
Whether it is due to the constant marketing or not, people also tend to put
one or the other on a pedestal. Human beings are best at accomplishing
things when they focus on a single thing and this is what happens.
This is especially the case with people who look to use exercise to lose
weight. Focusing on exercise is a good thing, but overly focused people
tend to neglect their nutrition.
The fact is without a proper diet, exercise will do far less than it could
with a proper diet. A perfect diet may do little for weight loss without a
good exercise program.
1. There is a single BEST Strategy for Weight Loss
Every Person is Unique and You are No Exception
You will often read in magazines or web sites about the single best way to
lose weight. The fact is, there is no such thing as a single best way to
Sure if you eat more calories than you burn you will gain weight, but this
means nothing to most people because caloric intake is often very difficult to
You can burn 3500 calories (a pound of fat) on a treadmill in about 6 hours
of jogging per week but what if you can't stand to be on a treadmill?
Any weight loss method which claims to be the "best" can most likely be
considered a weight loss myth. If you consider the fact that there are
many different ways to achieve the caloric deficit which you need to lose weight
and what you consider the best way may be drastically different from what
somebody else thinks.