The weight loss industry is surrounded by lies and mystery... mainly because most ‘new’ weight loss methods require you to believe something radically different! But while some of the myths are very obviously false, there are others which are a little more ambiguous and it’s easy to believe that they could be true... I’ve rooted through, and here are my top thirteen weight loss myths!
1. You don’t need to exercise to lose weight
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Okay, so there is a tiny bit of truth in this, but only a smidgen! Following only a diet is never advisable and you will need to follow an exercise routine of some sort along with the diet to lose weight in a healthy way.
2. Skipping breakfast
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Skipping breakfast is commonly talked about as a diet "trick", but is actually scientifically proven to cause you to consume more calories through the day as you try to rev up your metabolism and feel full. So eat a healthy breakfast and you will stay fitter.
3. Time is of the essence
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A recent study in Cambridge has shown that eating a meal late at night does not cause weight gain. The calories were broken down and digested the same as eating in the morning or afternoon, so diets claiming that eating before 6pm will make you look slim are false. Sorry!