I am here to finally clear out all the myths that have been made about losing fats, myths like “Does dairy make you fat?” There are a lot of stupid myths about losing fats and I am going to debunk them once and for all. So here are some common myths we hear about losing fats; let’s get started.
Fat makes you fat.
Fat never makes you fat.
Getting more calories in then you consume does and it’s just common sense.
If calories intake = calories burnt, you won’t get fat or lose weight. So you see how this is one of the myths for losing fat?
If calories intake is less than calories burnt, your body will take calories from the fat stored in your body and so you lose fats, and if the case is opposite then you will gain weight because those extra calories get converted into fats.
Does dairy make you fat?
Dairy products are very healthy.
They are a good source of proteins and fats.
Like I explained before that fats don’t make you fat, it applies here too. Keeping proteins intake high will help you lose fats, and at the same time, keep your muscles.
I highly recommend that you use low-fat milk in your breakfast.
Green tea loses fats.
Now don’t get me wrong when I say “No, it doesn’t.” Green tea is one of the healthiest beverage that can really help you lose fats, but, only when your body is already deficient in calories. So this is one of the fat loss myths that green tea helps you in the program.
It will never help you lose your fats if your calories intake is more so you can not rely on green tea alone.
The main thing is to find out how many calories do you require in a day.
A rough estimate of finding your daily calories intake can be found by multiplying your weight (in pounds) with 12 (for men) or with 11 (for women).
Subtracting 500 calories from your daily calories intake would make you lose fats and, with which green tea is going to work as a catalyst.
Breakfast can make you lose weight.
This is really big misconception that people have. Breakfast is healthy and should definitely be a part of your diet, but it’s all about the calories.
When you skip a breakfast, you skip several hundreds of calories, which is definitely better if you are trying to lose weight.
People who blame skipping breakfast for their fats, actually wound up eating too much on their lunch because they are very hungry by that time. So breakfast makes you fat only when you eat later on that day. But breakfast is good.
In fact, eating small meals every 3 hours can help you lose fats because you won’t be feeling super hungry and your metabolism will stay good and you won’t feel weakness even though you will be eating way fewer calories throughout the day.
Crunches can get you six packs.
No amount of crunches would help you lose those fats on your belly.
In fact, they are going to make you look a little fatter if you only rely on them because they are going to build your abdomen muscles underneath that fat, and will push your belly out.
It’s actually called spot reduction, people think that if they focus on a specific spot in terms of exercising, to lose fats, they will. It’s not the case.
Spot reduction is a myth.
We need to remove that belly fat to get to those six-pack abs, which are already present.
Everybody has six packs but they all just love it so much that they protect it with a huge layer of fats.
Your belly is the first place your fats get stored in and It is the last place from where it goes. In other words, your fat’s most favorite place of all is your belly. So you need to stay patient.
Starving yourself is the best way to go.
Sure starving can help you lose weight, but what is weight? It’s the sum of your bones, muscles and fat’s weight. When you starve yourself your body goes into starvation mode.
Your brain thinks that you don’t have anything to eat so it stores everything you eat into fats and takes energy from your muscles instead and you end up with the worst possible body ever, i.e. a skinny person with a fat belly.
Our brain doesn’t care how we look, it always prefers burning your muscles before your fats when you have less energy.
The best way to go is to eat healthy, keeping intake calories low and working out with weights to keep your Read more
Can you lose weight with water?
Drinking water is very important for our body, but it doesn’t help you lose weight.
Water has zero calories.
But still cold water can burn your calories and that’s only because our body needs the energy to keep us warm all the time (37 degree Celsius to be exact), but even that is too low, I mean drinking a glass of ice-cold water burns only about 8 calories and so you can not rely on cold water only.
Water at room temperature burns no calories at all so water can’t lose fats but it can still help you with overeating by making you feel full.
Can you lose all your weight in a week?
When you see people telling you that they lost all their fats within one week naturally, they are either lying or either trying to sell something.
It can never happen, not until you use some sorts of heavy-duty steroids or other drugs that professional bodybuilders use mostly.
To lose fats you have to set some realistic goals like losing not more than 2 pounds per week, which is also the safest and do-able.
Snacking near midnight makes you fat.
No, It doesn’t make you necessarily fat, when I was trying to lose fats I used to snack at midnight all the time because that way I had energy in the morning for the gym.
So the point is you are not going to gain fats if your overall daily calories intake is lower, doesn’t matter if you snack at midnight.
A word of advice though, midnight snacking is not good for digestion so make sure you don’t end up eating too much.
Some people can eat whatever they want without getting fat.
There are three types of bodies Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph.
Ectomorphs have the highest metabolic rates compared to the other two so they burn more calories.
Endomorph, on the other hand, has the lowest metabolic rates and burn way fewer calories.
Mesomorphs come in between.
You can check out which type of body you have exactly with a little research.
Anyways, some Ectomorphs (generally skinny and tall) can eat too much and still can’t get fat is only because they are burning more calories than they intake, they are eating very less, so no calories are stored in their body in the form of fats.
Lifting weights is not a good way to lose weight because it will make you “bulk up.”
No, lifting weights alone would never make you bulk up if you are on a low calories diet.
Building muscles are not that easy as most of the people think it is.
The best way to lose weight is to mix up cardio with weight training.
Cardio alone will burn your muscles too with fats. How? Your body thinks that you don’t need those muscles so it uses them for energy but when you are consistently lifting and going for heavier weights you force your brain to keep those muscles stronger. You take energy from elsewhere and that energy comes from your fats.
Only eat when you’re hungry to lose weight.
Only eating when you are hungry would make you over-eat and so it’s not the way to go.
In order to lose fats, you have to split all your three meals, your breakfast, lunch, and dinner into two, making a total of 6 meals throughout the day. This will help you eat less.
That way you will feel full all the time and you will be burning more fats.