WHAT KEEPS YOU FROM LOSING FAT?
Fat which gets a bad reputation most of the time.But, certain misconceptions of it that we eat and store in our bodies may be disrupting your weight-loss efforts.
The 10 Myths of Fat are as follows:
Myth 1: Creation of all dietary fats are equal
This is the biggest mistake that people get hang up on, also those who know say it’s crucial to understand how good it can be.
According to Tanya Zuckerbrot, a New York City-based dietitian and author of the F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories & Disappear the F-Factor Way–With Fiber! says”All fats provide nine calories per gram, but different types of it have different chemical structures and different nutritional implications.”
So, there are three different types of it. Trans fats (which may be the worst type ever)hides in processed foods, baked goods, nd margarine, have zero health benefits.
Saturated fats (think red meat, dairy, and butter) raise cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart disease, while healthy unsaturated fats found in olive, peanut and canola oils, avocado, nuts, and seeds help prevent heart disease and stroke.
While taking a harsh approach to all harmful products in the diet could mean losing weight loss and health benefits.
As healthy foods allow us to feel full longer, controlling our appetite.
Also, the American Heart Association has stated that replacing saturated fat with healthier fat in the diet lowers cardiovascular disease risk as much as taking powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Myth 2: Creation of all body fat is equal
Myth 3: You Can’t lose your belly fat specifically
“Abdominal fat links with the inflammation so consuming inflammatory foods such as fried foods, sugar, and refined grains can inhibit your ability to lose it,” Zuckerbrot explains.
Understanding how to lose weight in certain places starts with finding out what is causing it.
And then tailor it from there.Either by dealing with stressful situations, eating a well-balanced diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods.
Either by dealing with stressful situations, eating a well-balanced diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods.
Myth 4: Eating fat makes us fat
According to, Lauren Blake LDN, a dietitian at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. “Good fat is good for you and won’t make you fat, but we still have this mentality that eating fat makes us fat.”
Good foods—avocado, olive oil, nuts and nut butter—take more time to digest and keep us feeling fuller longer than carbs and protein which, in turn, reduces cravings and the temptation to overeat.
Myth 5: It has no redeeming properties
Healthy fats—which can really help to lose weight.
And help us absorb soluble nutrients such as vitamin A, D, and K as well as two potent antioxidants’ lycopene and beta carotene, Blake says.
“Healthy omega-3 fatty acids such as found in fatty fish, nuts and seeds are good for the brain and heart.”
The American Heart Association suggested eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times (two servings) a week. Eating lean protein such as fish instead of red meat or other high-fat sources can aid weight loss and maintenance.
Myth 6: Weight loss always reflects on the mirror
“We frustrate ourselves when we don’t see changes on the scale and that may make us want to give up. ”
But when you lose inches around the waist, you are losing more visceral fat which is more detrimental.
“But losing these inches is better for your overall health, well-being, and physique.”
Myth 7: A low-fat diet is best for weight loss
Many people believe that following a low diet is the key to weight loss. Also, it is a major source of energy and is essential for cell growth. “Avoiding all facts does not necessarily lead to weight loss. It is equally as important to be conscious of what you are replacing with.
For example, refined carbohydrates consumed in excess can lead to weight gain.”
Myth 8: Even excess fat is shameworthy
According to Scott Kahan MD, MPH, the director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, D.C.”When we focus this shame inward, we increase the likelihood of unhealthy weight-related behaviors.
And see a surge in stress hormones, which lead to emotional eating.”
This negativity gets in the way of weight loss efforts, and changing your attitude may take work including talk therapy.
Myth 9: FAT is all that matters
Don’t hyperfocus. A lot of us get hang up on fat versus carbs.
Instead, eat the foods you like within reason as long as your caloric intake.
Myth 10: Earning fat-burning state is key to weight loss
Ketosis—fat burning—is the holy grail of low- or no-carb, high-protein diets, but it’s not necessarily ideal for everyone. During ketosis, your body breaks down stored sugar, causing ketones to build up.
Side effects may include nausea, headache, mental and physical fatigue, and bad breath.
The best way to get your body burning calories more efficiently is to increase lean muscle mass through exercise. “Talk to your doctor or a dietician to determine the best way for you to lose weight,” Kahan says.