The Worst Weight Loss Tips Ever
Your grandma’s weight loss plan, your cousin’s weight loss tricks…most of the time, weight loss secrets passed along the grapevine lack a solid basis. In many cases, they can be harmful. Don’t waste your time and efforts on them!
Between 1800 and 1930, life expectancy was 30, or at most 34 years. Over time, we developed the study tools to open the doors to science. Science brought advances in technology, medicine, urban development and more.
Today, despite looking to science, we still hear certain myths, tips or sayings that come from old beliefs; and they’re usually false. So in today’s post, we want to look at the worst weight loss tips of all time and explain solutions that actually work.
You only need to exercise
Many people think that exercising is a magic wand that’ll make fat disappear. Exercise is undoubtedly an important part of a weight loss plan. However, believing that exercise is everything is one of the worst fitness tips ever. Instead of depending solely on exercise, aim to lose weight by following various different aspects.
Our body is an incredible force with several systems that need to be stimulated. With that in mind, you should think about the other factors in weight loss. One of the most important ones is what you eat! You can’t expect great results if you believe that exercise will magically balance out the calories that you eat in one day. The first step is following a good diet.
A weight loss belt will make the rolls disappear
This next tip is hugely erroneous. Belts that claim to burn fat mainly target a female audience. Commercials sell these belts claiming that they’ll give you a fit body. There are also models that claim to burn fat, thus helping you lose weight.
But the truth is that these belts only create an obstacle for blood circulation. That’s hardly a help for weight loss or body shaping. On the contrary, they cause problems such as blood circulation issues, varicose veins, cellulite and stretch marks. Steer clear from them!
Go on a tea diet!
Your best friend from high school says that her cousin’s friend lost weight quickly by following a herbal tea diet. On the Internet, you’ll read about the apple diet and celebrity fads. Hundreds of people pass around the diets that they read about without knowing the consequences they could have for their bodies.
Blindly following the diet tips from a friend or fashion magazine is poor weight loss advice. Moreover, you need to be very careful because they can compromise your health. These diets might lack the nutritional balance you need to maintain your daily activities.
When it comes to weight loss, there’s an unfortunate inclination to want to follow a diet for two weeks, lose weight, and just return to the same dietary habits as before. But, the truth is that in order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to change your bad habits and more importantly, follow a balanced diet that suits your age, gender and body type. Talk with a nutritionist to avoid problems.
When you receive weight loss advice, take them with a grain of salt. Inform yourself first. Trying to lose weight by random methods is bad news. You could be walking into problems with nutrition, blood circulation, and general health complications. So, now you know better than to follow any trendy weight loss tips!It might interest you...
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