I love the internet as much as the next person but sadly with the rise of social media and the age where any man and his dog can create a website, we’re surrounded with false and misleading information. Turkeys like David Wolfe make so much money by spreading fear, lies and as my mother would say “absolute codswallop”.
Here are 3 weight loss myths I want you to stop believing right now:
1. Healthy fats make you fat.
Nope! Healthy fats are full of vital nutrients and help our body produce hormones needed to keep us healthy (such as hormones that help maintain our metabolism). Best of all, healthy fats, just like protein, help keep us satiated for longer so we’re less likely to go hunting for junk food!
2. Exercise as much as possible.
As much as exercise is important for weight loss there is a point at which it becomes detrimental. Exercising too much can make you eat more (because you become hungrier), it can exhaust your adrenal glands, which throws your hormones out of whack and leads to you storing fat. Take rest days, don’t overdo it and remember to breathe.
3. Skipping meals will help you lose weight.
Hell no! Skipping meals achieves nothing but throws your blood sugars out of whack, increases your likelihood of craving and binge eating crappy food, and of course, reduces your nutrient intake. It’s hard enough getting all the micronutrients you need in a days’ worth of food. If you skip a meal that’s an entire meal’s worth of nutrients that you’re depriving your body of. Nutrient deficiencies can cause hormonal imbalances among other things… see the pattern here?
Can you think of any other weight loss myths that annoy you? I have plenty but these three take the sugar-free cake. When it comes to weight loss, balance is key. Rest is just as important as exercise. Food is medicine. And most importantly, love yourself.
If you are looking to take your health and well-being to another level, why not get involved in Martial Arts? At Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, we take a holistic approach to Martial Arts. It’s not just about learning self-defence and punching and kicking, it’s also about self-discipline, health and nutrition.
After you have enrolled in martial art classes, we take time to help you understand the different types of martial arts and the various life skills that come with them. This allows you to make an informed decision when choosing the martial arts style you would like to learn. We ensure that every trainee learns how to defend themselves effectively as well as enjoy the many other health benefits that martial arts offer.
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