10 weight loss myths You Should Stop Believing

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By the summer, many find that they have gained extra pounds, and begin to look for options on how to lose weight. Alas, not all traditional techniques work. "MAWAHIBI" tried to debunk the main myths about weight loss.

10 weight loss myths



The extra pounds overtook many. I need to lose weight. But there are many misconceptions about what contributes to weight gain. Let’s, together with experts' nutritionists analyze which foods and habits actually help to become easier and which do not.

Myth. 1. Celery, grapefruit, and cabbage burn fat

In fact, there are no foods that burn fat. Some can increase the metabolic rate, but only for a short period of time. And they are not the cause of weight loss.

Myth 2. Green tea makes you slimmer

This is not true. But tea contains a lot of polyphenols - substances that neutralize cholesterol, which is dangerous for the arteries.

Myth 3. Porridge makes you fat

Cereals are indeed a source of carbohydrates. But those who eat more slow carbohydrates - whole grain cereals, which are high in fiber - lose weight and gain it more slowly. An interesting "swing" principle has been noticed: if you combine carbohydrates and fats, the body mass index rises, but if you do not combine carbohydrates with fat, the index, on the contrary, decreases. Therefore, choose what you prefer - a keto diet with a lot of fat or a diet with a lot of fiber from cereals.

Myth 4. To kill your appetite, you need to eat an apple


they say that Apples are rich in fiber, which may promote fullness and appetite reduction and therefore weight control.
Not true. Apples and other fruits do not suppress appetite; on the contrary, they kindle it.

Myth 5. Crackers don't get fat as quickly as bread

The statement is not true. Crackers are more nutritious, they contain more fat than bread.
Crackers and chips are often high in calories and may also contain added fats, salts, and sugar.

Myth 6. Protein diets are the most effective

But no! Studies have shown that obese people lose weight better on low-carb diets, but the effect does not last long. Soon, they start gaining pounds quickly again.

Myth 7. The best way to lose weight is by fasting

Lack of food can cause fatigue and dizziness. Fasting is dangerous. And holding back all day, you risk eating three times more by the evening.

Myth 8. White bread has more calories than bran bread

This is not true. 100 g of loaf provides the same calories as 100 g of bran bread. Another thing is that bran bread provides a lot of fiber and magnesium, which promotes good digestion.

Myth 9. The secret of slimness is in salads

This is only partly true: the lettuce leaves themselves practically do not contain calories. But! They are usually not used in their pure form. And most salad dressings are high in fat: a tablespoon is about 80 calories. As a result, a salad with a dressing will not contribute to weight loss.

Myth 10. It is good to chew gum after eating.

The elastic band really freshens breath, but it is difficult to call it a means of oral hygiene. The scientific evidence for the positive effects of chewing gum on dental health concerns only a small range of fluoride-containing products. Chewing gum containing sugar, the same candy - in terms of calorie content and destructive effect on tooth enamel. Chewing gum can also damage the periodontal tissue. In fact, it is recommended to chew no more than three times a day for three minutes. If you keep the gum in your mouth for longer, excess gastric acid secretion occurs. And since food does not enter the stomach, this can harm its mucous membrane.

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