Ten Myths that Obese People Believe and How to Overcome Them By Kanika Khanna

People tell all sorts of things of over-weight people and their mind gets stuck on those beliefs. All that are pure myths! Educate yourself with the 10 truths about them in this article and stay fit.

Exercise can make you skinny

Not true! If you don’t curb your intake, exercise can actually make you more efficient and cause more fat deposition. Exercise is important for maintaining health and strength, but just don’t believe the myth that you can lose fat by exercising.

(calories in) – (calories out) = (stable weight)

Eating less fat causes weight loss

Another common myth is that low-fat diets cause weight loss. Over 60% of the population is overweight, and about one fifth of the entire population is either diabetic or pre-diabetic! Low-fat diets don’t lower body fat.

Low thyroid causes weight gain

People who still believe that they are overweight because of a “thyroid problem. Multiple studies on the effects of thyroid on weight have failed to find a connection – and yet the myth persists. There are many medical doctors and other practitioners that perpetuate this myth, telling people, “It’s not your fault, it’s your thyroid.” They are then given thyroid hormones to take, but don’t lose weight.

Diet pills help you lose weight

All of the studies done on diet pills show a short-term loss of weight with a long-term gain. Moreover, they cause brain dysfunction. Why are they still used? Because of public demand. People are trying to appear to be healthy with drugs that are actually harming their health. Diet pills, whether over-the-counter or prescription are not the answer to being overweight.

High-nutrient-and-low-calorie foods are expensive!

Of course, ounce-for-ounce you will find that organic foods cost more than those smothered in pesticides, and prepared foods seem to cost less than their unadulterated counterparts, but this isn’t the whole picture. Eating smaller amounts of grass-fed meat, or wild-caught fish maybe twice per week, and having organic fruit and vegetables instead of packaged snacks is actually less expensive. People who are eating nutritious foods don’t eat when they aren’t hungry, whereas snack foods are eaten for taste and hunger doesn’t matter. That’s why people get fat on snack foods. Moreover, preparing the food in your home will save lots of money over going to restaurants.

Skipping a meal per day can help you lose weight and improve your health

In fact, eating three meals a day may actually help to stave off obesity! Studies show that skipping meals slows down metabolism as the body is tries to reserve its energy stores for daily function. And skipping meals increases the likelihood of overeating or even binge eating later in the day.

Body fat is bad for you

Actually, without body fat, your organs would not function properly, your bones would break easier, you would have impaired cognitive ability, and you would be putting yourself at risk for a heart attack. Body fat itself is not bad for you. How much of it, what type, and where a person’s fat is stored on their body makes a difference. The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health, fat storage on the hips and thighs is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and Type II Diabetes in both men and women.

Being fat is worse for your health than being thin

Here’s the biggest shocker, and a fact that sadly goes unnoticed: the risk of death from a very low BMI is greater than for someone at a high BMI! More skinny people die as a result of their weight than fat people do. “Warning, being as thin as this airbrushed model’s image may be hazardous to your health.”

Genetic makeup will not allow an Individual to be lean and fit

Obesity tends to run in families. A genetic cause is indicated; though it must be remembered that family members share not only genes but also diet and lifestyle habits. Individuals cannot change their genes but they can change what they eat and how active they are. Even individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity need not become obese, they can manage to lose weight and keep it off.

Weight gain in women over time is healthy and part of a natural aging process.

Weight gain of more than 20 pounds is not a normal part of the maturation process. It may actually increase a woman’s risk of an obesity-related disease.

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Kanika Khanna

Kanika is extremely talented and experienced in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over 10+ years of experience and has been associated with the organizations like &l.... Read More..

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