The 3 Biggest Fat Loss Myths Debunked

Nov 1, 2018 | Nutrition

Very often new clients come to us with common misbeliefs about burning fat and achieving a leaner midsection.  It’s our job to make sure they’re armed with the right knowledge and understanding to achieve head turning results in far less time then they imagined.

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Myth: To burn fat all you have to do is eat less and move more.

It’s more than that. Much more.

Many factors such as stress, sleep, hydration, recovery and supplementation and metabolism play critical roles in how much weight you can lose how you look, and how long it will take to reach your fat loss goals and much more.

Simply reducing calories and moving more will not cut it.

Often times, a person will simply rely only on the treadmill or some for of cardiovascular exercise as their sole strategy for fat loss. This is a mistake, excessive cardio also causes the catabolism of muscle which plays major role a in your overall body composition (how you look), overall health and longevity.

If you looked exactly the same but were 20 pounds lighter…would you be satisfied? Chances are no.

This will be result however, if your aggressively slashing calories and running like your getting ready for a marathon.

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Myth #2

Myth: Carbs Make You Fat. (bread, pasta, sweets)

NO! Actually many clients find that after they have established a training schedule they enjoy and regularly do, they actually are eating MORE. While maintaining their new leaner body. Sounds too good to be true right?

Truth is carbohydrates alone don’t cause the damage. Its a variety of things. Here are a few common culprits that usually are of bigger importance than the carbs.

  • Beverages (coffees, latees, shakes, alcohol) (Fact: the brain does not register liquid calories the same as solid food. So after a shake or beverage your likely to still be hungry even if the drink had a tons of calories.) This causes over eating.
  • Sitting too much. (slo9ws metabolism) Aim for 10k steps per day.
  • Not eating enough protein. (more protein in your diet will greatly enhance your metabolism, by the thermic effect of food (TEF).

So look at these things before cutting carbs. Cutting carbs(or fats) can shut down the production of certain hormones such as testosterone, leptin, and effect the adrenal, hypothalamus and pituitary glands of women effecting the release of crucial hormones.

Tip: Stick to unprocessed carbs (lentils, beans, rice, potatoes etc). Best time to have then is 1 to 2 hours post workout.

If you would like a free training session to learn some of the essential exercises to burn fat successfully. You can schedule your free appointment here. 

Myth #3

Myth: If your not sore the day after your workout your not working hard enough.

Not true. Not being able to walk the next day is not a good indicator of the quality of a workout. Soreness occurs simply because there is a new stimilus being introduced to your body.

The soreness that occurs the days after is actually called DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness). As you get more advanced you will not get as sore after workouts as you once did, but this doesn’t mean your not going to progress. Your body has simply gotten use to the stimulus.  Now this doesn’t mean you should change up your routine every 3 to 4 weeks, you definitely should BUT just because your not sore after every single workout doesn’t mean your training wrong. Don’t try to change everything all of a sudden.

Studies have shown that there are many factors that play into the effectiveness of a training program so simply judging a workout solely on how sore you are is leaving a lot of progress on the table.

There you have it! Fat loss myths debunked!


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