I’m here to warn you about 5 fat loss myths that most people fall for. I still hear these myths on a frequent basis and many people still believe them. Let's debunk these myths together and get you on the right track to healthy, sustainable fat loss and fitness.
✅ This is a Myth: Diet pills will help you lose fat.
It’s so tempting! The commercials make compelling claims about the power of diet pills, but don’t fall for it. The ‘magic pill’ has yet to be discovered (it has been discovered –healthy nutrition and exercise. It’s just not in pill form…). Diet pills are more likely to damage your health and your pocketbook than to slim you down.
Don’t pop a pill. Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain the exercise and nutrition habits that burn fat.
✅ This is a Myth: You should starve yourself to lose fat.
Attempting to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective, it’s also dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, but your body is complex and by doing so you’ll disrupt your metabolism and slow your results.
Don’t starve yourself—instead eat healthy small meals throughout the day and exercise properly.
✅ This is a Myth: Lots of crunches will get rid of your tummy fat.
We all want our midsection to be toned and trim, but crunches aren’t the answer. You can't "spot reduce" with exercise. (Sad, but true.) Abdominal exercises will help develop the muscles (and a strong core is important!) but in order to achieve a lean look you’ll want to focus on burning off the layer of fat covering up your abs.
Don’t obsess about crunches or ab work if a flatter tummy is your goal—instead focus on overall fat burning (and most importantly) proper caloric intake.
✅ This is a Myth: Eat packaged diet foods for speedy results.
It is amazing to see the kinds of foods that are packaged as ‘diet’ or ‘weight loss’ aids. More often than not these products are packed with chemicals and other artificial ingredients that your body doesn’t need.
Don’t eat packaged diet foods—instead stick with nutritious whole "real" foods and proper supplementation.
If you are too busy to prepare your own food, check out my Done-For-You-Meals for easy, simple and healthy meals (without chemicals or ingredients that you can't pronounce).
✅ This is a Myth: You have to avoid carbs to lose fat.
Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap, which is unfortunate because you can eat carbs and lose weight. The key is to stick with healthy carbs (veggies, fresh fruit, whole grains, beans, oats, brown rice, etc.) in appropriate amounts while avoiding processed and refined flours and sugars (cakes, cookies, chips, sodas, juice, etc.).
You don't need to swear off all carbohydrates—instead stick with wholesome carbs. And eat an appropriate amount- which is smaller than most of us are used to!
Now that you know what NOT to do in order to lose body fat, let's go over what TO DO for fast and healthy results!
Here’s what you need to know in 3 simple steps:
🔥 DO THIS FIRST: Cut out the junk.
The best way to do this is to start by purging your kitchen. Get rid of sugary, processed and fat-filled foods. Once the junk has been cleared out, don’t buy any more of it. Remember that you are what you eat – don’t eat junk! 😜
🔥 DO THIS SECOND: Focus on whole foods.
Replace the junk food in your life with plenty of the following: cooked and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, moderate amounts of raw seeds and nuts, lean meats and low fat dairy. Clean eating really is that simple.
🔥 DO THIS THIRD: Hire a Coach.
You’re ready to get into great shape and I’m in a unique position to make that happen for you. Changing your habits is not a one-and-done effort. It takes consistency over time and most people need support and guidance to make those healthy changes stick.
Want more guidance? I’d love to help you!
Give me a call or shoot me an email and let's schedule a strategy session to discuss your goals and needs. Let’s do this together.