Sunday, November 3, 2013

3 Weightloss Myths That Will Stop You From Burning Belly Fat

It seems everyday there comes along a new fad diet offering the hope of melting fat off your body like magic. While the fads and trends come and go some myths about weight loss have had an amazing ability to endure. I call them the myths of weightloss.The first myth of weightloss is that herbal pills and drinks are safe and effective. Let's be clear, just because a product is "herbal" does not mean it is safe or effective. For crying out loud, marijuana and opium are herbal and neither is legal or safe. There is a good reason why ephedra was pulled off the shelf, a lot of people were experiencing high pulse rates, high blood pressure and many were experiencing much worse. Be very careful about what you put in your body there is a good chance it is not safe and a better chance it will not help you with your weightloss goals.The second myth is that starches are fattening and should be avoided like the plague. Starches comprise foods such as bread, rice, beans, pasta, cereal, fruits and some vegetables. Starches can be a great source of energy and only become problematic when eaten in huge quantities and/or covered with sauces and sugars. It's usually the butter, sour cream, mayonnaise and other condiments that pose the calorie dense weightloss disaster. So feel free to eat starches especially if they are not over processed with most of the natural fiber removed.The third myth is that high protein diets are a healthy way to burn fat. Getting most of your caloric intake from eggs, dairy products and meat is not a healthy lifestyle. I'm not advocating a vegan lifestyle but meats and dairy should be a small portion of your diet not the mainstay. High protein diets can cause dangerous levels of ketones and uric acid not to mention the cholesterol issues. Moderation is the key so enjoy animal products in small portions.