Beliefs That Make It Difficult for You to Lose Weight

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 31, 2014

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There are several things that you may think contribute to weight loss but are actually full of hot air. Sticking to these beliefs makes it even more difficult to get rid of the extra weight.
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    False Weight Loss Beliefs

    Losing weight is not easy even when you have plenty of tricks in your bag. There are several things that you may think contribute to weight loss but are actually full of hot air. Sticking to these beliefs makes it even difficult for you to get rid of the extra weight. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    You can Eat What you Want but Exercise

    The most effective way to lose weight is by cutting calories. In an ideal scenario, you should be consuming fewer calories and exercising more to drop those pounds. You cannot just eat up the chips, down 140 calories from a can of soda and then step on a treadmill to burn off those calories. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Eat Several Mini-meals a Day to Lose Weight

    ‘Eat several small meals a day to lose weight’ and you may have heard this a lot of times, but actually no. It doesn’t matter how many times you eat and what you eat when you don’t count calories. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Eating Fat Makes you Fat

    People eliminate fat completely from their diet thinking eating fat will make them fat. Your body needs fat for everything from creating healthy hormones to building a strong immune system. Whole foods and foods that are naturally high in healthy fats should be an essential part of your diet. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    High Protein Diets are Best for Weight Loss

    There are diet plans to preach the benefits of high protein diets and are proponents of protein shakes as meal replacements. Protein, when eaten in excess, is stored as fat just like the other macronutrients (carbohydrates and dietary fat). Consuming 15 to 25 percent of calories from protein gives you better shot at weight loss, and preserves lean body mass. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Juice Cleanse helps Cut Back on Calories

    It is great to do a juice cleanse when you are trying to lose weight. Drop on a juice cleanse will probably reappear as soon as you're back to eating regular meals. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Snacking will Ensure that you Don't Stuff yourself at Mealtime

    Healthy snacking can contribute to weight loss but it doesn’t make much difference when you snack at 4 p.m. and sit down to the dinner table at 9 p.m. That’s a lot of time in between. Make sure that the gap between meals is 4 hours and your snack in-between. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Low/no-fat Foods are Best for Losing Weight

    The commercials will lure you into believing that low-fat and no-fat foods are best for you and even better when it comes to losing weight. These foods and beverages remove fat from food but add sugar to make them no-good for weight loss. Don’t fall to these phony claims; make sure you eat whole foods in their natural form. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Diet Sodas keep Calories Count Down

    Diet drinkers think they're saving calories on beverages but these are the phony claims of the marketers. They may end up compensating by taking extra calories in via food. The solution to this is to cut out sodas altogether. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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