Dieting To Lose Weight? Be Aware of These Common Weight Loss Diet Myths


For those of you looking to lose weight, listen up. According to research from Berkeley, each year, Americans spend over $40,000,000,000 trying to lose weight using weight loss products, yet 95% gain the weight back and more in the following one to five years.

The primary reason for this is that bad information or weight loss myths and facts can cause people to try things that may not be the best for their health or for losing weight.

Follow along as we debunk the most common myths about weight loss and which diet myths you should avoid to have a better chance of losing weight and keeping it off.

1. You Can’t Eat Carbs

This is arguably one of the most popular diet myths that’s going around the health and fitness community. You should include carbohydrates in a healthy balanced diet as they can be excellent sources of energy to keep you active and your metabolism running. Carbs can also aid in protein sparing—a process by which the body derives energy from sources other than protein—thus letting protein do its job of preserving the body’s muscle mass rather than acting as an energy source.

The more important thing to consider is the source of the carb you are eating. There are two main types of carbs to consider:

  • Complex or “good” carbs and,
  • Simple or “bad” carbs

Complex carbs consist of foods like beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables. Simple carbs are essentially sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and maple syrup.

2. Fats will Make You “Fat.”

In the world of macro nutrients, fats have been mistreated throughout history, making them one of the most common food myths.

The low-fat diet was a popular trend in America after a new set of dietary guidelines was released. This led to several weight loss myths and facts that are still common today like low-fat options will make you lose weight. Just like carbohydrates, some fats are good, and others you should avoid.

Fats to consume – fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel), Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin), avocados, and extra virgin olive oil.

Fats to avoid – margarine, vegetable shortening, ice cream, cheese, and animal fats.

3. All Calories are Equal

Some people think counting calories is the way to go about dieting. However, it’s important to note that not all calories are the same.

The calories from drinking a two-liter of soda will not be processed the same by your body as that chicken breast or vegetables will. Focus on eating healthy whole foods and avoid foods that are processed or mainly sugar-based.

4. Dieting = Suffering

Arguably the biggest diet myth that’s been debunked is the idea that dieting means suffering. Dieting doesn’t have to be a forced thing. Instead of listening to the myths about healthy eating, focus on eating wholesome meals balanced with lean proteins, complex carbs, and healthy fats. And avoid any diet that:

  • Cuts out macro nutrients
  • Restricts your eating too much
  • Claims you will lose weight instantly

If you focus on eating the right foods and avoid foods that are bad for you, dieting can be a simple process.

Diet Myths: Losing Weight the Right Way

Avoiding these few diet myths will help you on your weight loss journey. It’s important to consider that weight loss is a journey, not a destination. It takes consistent focus and discipline. Don’t fall for the common myths about weight loss that can fool you into thinking something that isn’t necessarily true.

If you are looking for help losing weight or need help with your diet, contact us today, and we can help answer your questions.

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    Sanaea ContractorSanaea Contractor
    07:50 07 Aug 22
    Dr. Singh is amazing. It’s incredible how her diet plans have helped me lose over 10kgs in 3 months while I was studying for exams and working.She customised my diet as per my odd waking hours and my wants and cravings. It’s a very doable diet with the dishes you love. If you want to start your weight loss journey she’s the best person to guide you.
    Gurleen GharialGurleen Gharial
    08:36 05 Jul 22
    Sustainable, effective and simple approach followed by Sangeeta ma’am. No fancy schmancy quinoas, etc. Simple, effective, Sustainable, Seasonal. Yes, she gives u mangoes as well!
    Shruti SinglaShruti Singla
    11:24 24 May 22
    Sangeeta's diet plans have been really doable. The best part is her diet plans are customised according to ur needs and what all u actually have in ur daily routine. She does not starve u at all and I have had everything during this period in controlled portions. I would appreciate if u could have more of one to one encouragement sessions for the distant clients. Otherwise it has been a healthy weight loss journey. Thank you Sangeeta.
    Balwinder SekhonBalwinder Sekhon
    10:37 27 Feb 22
    Dr.sangeeta has recommended me the nutritious diet which helped me feel healthy, feel young, energetic, get rid of health issues and ultimately loosing weight. Best thing about her is that she not only gives the diet but constantly encourages with her personal interaction. Her diet has helped me change my overall eating choices and habits by understanding the requirement of my body. I am thankful to her for sensitising me for this.
    Apoorv JainApoorv Jain
    10:50 21 Feb 22
    Sangeeta is very good but my sense is her increase in business/clients has resulted in less focus on each individual hence she changed her model to "diet plans only" vs "diet plan + regular coaching/support/push". It's not useful to use her services since one can get diet plans online/or from any other nutritionist and her true value that was in individual focus has vanished due to humanitarian limitations.In short, in my opinion, she's facing scaling up challenges.
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