When it comes to fat loss there are many things that people are willing to try to get the weight off as fast as possible.
Most of the things that people try are usually unnecessary and will impose unnecessary hardship on the dieter.
When it comes to fat loss you should ALWAYS be looking to lose, the most amount of fat you can, while eating as much as you can and doing the minimum effective amount of exercise.
This might fly in the face of what you have heard in the past, but if you always go to the extremes when trying to lose fat, where can you go once it stalls?
Do more exercise?
Eat less food?
You know how that will end……
Some of the myths that surround the fat loss game have already been busted and there a LOT of myths in this.
I cover 6 of these below and tell you 5 things you DO NOT need to do to lose fat.
1. Cut carbs out of your diet.
This must be everyone’s go to when trying to lose fat.
“If I cut out bread, potatoes, pasta and all other carbs, I’ll lose weight fast”
Now this is ‘technically’ true.
If you cut out the foods listed above, you will get an immediate drop in ‘weight’. However, this weight is usually fluid and muscle glycogen with very little fat loss and it will slow down and eventually plateau.
You are making the diet harder than you need to as these foods are usually what people crave most.
A better choice would be to reduce your portion sizes of these foods instead of cutting them out completely.
That way you can lose fat while still eating the foods you like.
2. Fat Burning supplements
CLA, Green Tea extract, Hydroxi Cut, Grenade Fat burners, L-Carnitine, Raspberry Ketones, Fat burning teas and coffees. You probably have tried them all!
The number of them that are proven to actually work is ZERO. There are no legal fat burners on the market that work, so save your money and stop looking for a magic pill. It does not exist.
3. Training fasted, first thing in the morning
This one was made popular by bodybuilders who were prepping for shows.
The guys and girls would get up 1 st thing and do anything from 30-60 mins of fasted cardio to burn more fat.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t burn more fat.
If it is handier for you to do cardio in the morning before breakfast, do it. If you cannot train with food in your stomach, this might be a good alternative. If you are doing it thinking that you will burn more fat, you won’t.
4. Eat 6 meals per day to boost your metabolism.
Another one that came from bodybuilding.
Eat small and often to keep your metabolism high and your body burning more fat throughout the day.
The reality is, it doesn’t matter how many meals you eat per day when it comes to fat loss.
The main thing that matters is that you are in a calorie deficit.
Once that is established, you can space that out over as many meals as suits your needs.
5. Eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism.
Another myth that sounds plausible, but has zero truth behind it.
Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day.
When it comes to fat loss, you don’t need to eat it at all if you don’t want to.
As with point 4, the main thing that matters is that you are in a calorie deficit.
Then get enough protein in your diet.
After that, it is up to personal preference on how you eat.
What you must realise is that many of these myths come from the extremes.
If you want to lose weight, to look better in your clothes, should you be following the same plan that a bodybuilder is?
No you shouldn’t.
Even modern bodybuilders are steering away from these practices as things progress. Find a plan that suits you and your lifestyle.
Make sure it’s sustainable and be prepared to be in it for the long haul.
Being healthy is for life.
Not just for 6 weeks of the summer.
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Publié par Rushe Fitness sur lundi 12 juin 2017