The Secrets of Fat loss
As most of you know or would have heard before there is no quick fix or secret pill you can take to accelerate your weight loss. Unfortunately it takes hard work, dedication and a lot of commitment to reach your goals but it’s not impossible!
A major issue is that most people, including athletes know very little about nutrition and how our metabolism works. Below are a few common and dangerous fat burning claims.
You will lose fat/weight by severely reducing your carbohydrate intake.
By severely reducing your carbohydrates it is actually upsetting the body’s chemical balance in such a way that the fluids in your body are deleted from the muscle. This may give the illusion that you have lost weight the truth is the fat is not lost. Instead the muscle tissue is broken down and the water that usually makes up a lot of the tissue is excreted. Being that it is water that has been lost it only means that in no time the water will be regained not to mention the damaging effects to your metabolism if this is practiced over a long period of time. Carbohydrates are our body’s prime source of energy. Starches are not fattening – fat is fattening!
Single Category diets will cause fat loss.
This means that it is restricting you to one kind of food such as fruit or vegetables. The fact is that no single category of good contains enough nutrients that our body needs to maintain healthy and functioning body tissues.
Research has actually demonstrated that the more a person diets the less likely they are to lose the weight and keep it off. If your ever thinking of trying a new shake diet or the latest diet ad on TV think to yourself “am I going to be able to do this forever” if not its very unlikely it is going to work for you and most likely have the opposite effect.