Triple cheeseburgers, fried onion rings, chocolate cake, donuts, no exercise and a diet pill washed down with a soda.

Even if there was a miracle diet pill that allowed people to eat anything they wanted, a person would still suffer from health issues. We all know that when we fail to eat our favorite unhealthy foods in moderation, it can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.

There are a few good diet supplements out there that really work. But there is no get-slim-quick method that will help you instantly drop pounds permanently without maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.

Whether we like it or not, there is a right and wrong way to lose weight. Those who use the most effective weight loss methods are the ones that will achieve their weight loss goals faster. The following information in this post includes myths and facts about losing fat:

5 Popular Myths About Weight Loss Slideshow


No Substitute For Exercise

Believe it or not, some people think that by taking diet pills, they don't have to exercise and eat healthy. Even most diet supplement labels will tell you that healthy eating and exercising regularly contributes to weight loss. Any certified dietician will tell you that if you want to lose weight, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating right and exercising regularly has other benefits other than losing weight. For example, it can give you more energy throughout the day and it can even improve your mental well-being. The point here is, dietary supplements shouldn't be used to replace a healthy diet and exercise. They're meant to give your exercise and diet a boost.


Is It Approved By The FDA?

Many people assume that all dietary supplements that are sold in a store are automatically approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This is simply not the case. When choosing a diet supplement, you have to make sure that you research before you start using it. Some supplements may be tainted with diuretics and laxatives. If you're not sure which diet supplement to take, consider consulting with a nutritionist. If you're currently on medication, you should consult with your medical doctor before using any kind of diet supplements.


Just Cutting Calories Won't Cut It

Our metabolism is not only stimulated by calories, it is also stimulated by nutrients. So when you abruptly stop eating calories it slows down the metabolism because you're no longer receiving vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. You must have a healthy balance. When you cut out food, you can lose muscle. This can wreak havoc on your metabolism. As a result, you gain weight. One way to lose fat is to eat foods, such as fish, green vegetables and berries. Remove rice, bread and pasta from your diet.


Working Out Can Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

If you want to get good results from your workout routine, you have to allow your body time to recover. You don't want to over-train your body. When this happens, your body will start storing fat hormones. When you over-train your body, it can also kill your motivation. When your motivation dies, working out becomes a chore. This is why some people give up.


Control Carbs

Eating too much starchy foods can cause weight gain. When you load your body up with fast burning foods like pasta, breads and potatoes, it can trick your body into thinking that you're hungry. As a result, you eat more. Avoid filling up your meals with all carbohydrates. The general rule of thumb is to only add a small percentage of carbs to your diet.

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Another thing to be aware of is that some high-fat foods are labeled as low fat, such as baked potatoes, microwave popcorn and crackers. But just because a food brand claims to be healthy doesn't mean it any less fattening.

And when it comes to body training, train no more than four days a week. If you don't see results, it’s time to upgrade your overall workout routine.

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