Have you ever tried to lose weight on your own and still had no results to show for it after a while? If that was ever the case, you may have been misguided. With the vast amount of information floating around the internet, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a solid piece of advice and some pointless gibberish. Therefore, we thought it’d be a good idea to make a list of the most popular misconceptions that might be actually keeping you from achieving your weight-loss goals. Here it is.
1. Eating less (a LOT less)
What actually happens if you don’t eat enough, is your body goes into ‘starvation mode’, which is where your metabolism slows down, because your body/brain is thinking, “Hold on – I’m not getting enough food here, so I’ll slow things down a bit”. This means your body burns fewer calories, and holds onto more fat, for energy resources.
Your focus should be on following a balanced, healthy diet that’s specially tailored to your needs. And then, sticking with it for the long run. It’s what you eat that’s important, as well as the ability to impose limits upon yourself. The amount of food intake should follow your weight-loss process. Going too far, too soon, is often counter-productive. But before making any drastic changes to your eating habits, it’s always a good idea to get advice from a nutritionist.