𝟱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗳𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝘆𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁….
Common Myths About Weight Loss – 27.8% of Britain’s population is now obese and whilst a few extra pounds might not seem like a lot, the average Brit has piled on a whopping 3+kg (7lbs) over lockdown. In and of itself, there’s nothing wrong with that…But I guess it’s worth looking at the numbers so that we see the true picture For every 10kg gained:
– It leads to a 12% increase in heart disease
– 24% increase in stroke
– And 5 times more likely to get diabetes in later life…
…Taking an average of 5 years off your life (20 of which are “quality”)
Makes you stop and ponder if just for a minute right? If injecting insulin multiple times a day isn’t something that floats your boat or you’d rather not pop your clogs early because there’s more stress on your poor heart than a modern day pressure wash then I’ve got something for you. If you like living. Like looking good. Like feeling great
And want to debunk all the psudo science out there
Then read on…
𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝟏 – 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤
Yes it does. It absolutely does. Anyone that tells you “just intuitively eat “healthy” foods and you’ll lose weight
has either practiced counting calories and intuitively understands approximately how much they’re consuming
or is talking a load of bollocks. And is ill qualified to be giving you advice.
𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝟐 – 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥
The issue here is that whilst “cheat” meals are great, taste delicious and help with the emotional side of “dieting”
dieting in the first place kind of sucks. There’s two things here
1. You shouldn’t have to “diet” to lose weight. I am a fitness coach who believes in teaching all of my clients the principle of “flexible, mindful eating”
balancing what they want to eat with how they should eat to achieve their goals. It’s a science in and of itself
gets results every single time. It is something that you can continue for the next 10, 20 years. Is that Paleo/Keto/Caveman/Joe Wicks diet something that you really want to be doing for that long?
2. When you do “cheat” if your cheat meal includes alcohol and you end up consuming 2,3 or even 4 times your daily calorie goal. Then in one sitting you’ve wiped out your calorie deficit for the whole of the rest of the week
and you wonder why, when you jump on the scales. The needle doesn’t budge. Key takeaway?
With the right approach you shouldn’t feel the need to diet or “cheat” but if you really are wedded to that approach
then reduce the frequency of your cheat meals or make sure you know approximately how many calories are in them.
𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝟑 – 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭
Wrong. It’s just not true! You have to burn more energy than the energy you are consuming. That’s a much better way of looking at things. I’ve had clients that have lost 10-15lbs over 12 weeks without “exercising” once
I’ve also seen “trainers” on Facebook that have gained 40lbs over lockdown and have “exercised” 3-4 times a week. The more you increase your N.E.A.T (non activity exercise thermogenesis) i.e. how much you move (energy output and the less you eat/drink (energy input) then generally the more weight you lose.
If you don’t do it sustainably that’s when you “pile on the lbs”
𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝟒 – 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭
I’m sorry to burst the bubble of those treadmill junkies but this is incorrect too. Well… Kinda
A study at Duke University tested cardio, resistance (weight training) and cardio with weight training
with just under 200 participants. Which group lost the most weight?
The cardio only crew…
Which one lost the most FAT? (and really that’s the real aim of the game)
The people that combined weight lifting and cardio
Heavy weight lifting significantly increases your metabolism long after you’ve finished lifting whereas, lower intensity, longer runs, start to break down your precious muscle too. So you lose weight but not the way you’re really hoping for and at best you look skinny fat.
𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝟓 – 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬, 𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝, 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐞𝐭𝐜
There’s something called Occam’s razor. It’s kinda like a principle or standard of explanation that suggests the ‘most logical explanation is most likely true’ Is it true that you can’t lose weight because your brother, mother, sister all have bad genetics?
Is it true that you have an under-active thyroid and hormone imbalances in the body?
Is it true that you’ve shut down your metabolism from years of abuse?
Could it be MORE likely that the 6 pints at the weekend?
The daily lattes
and carb rich dinners
MIGHT be hiding thousands of un-recognised calories?
Much MORE likely.
I’m on a mission to help this week, so I’ll be offering 5 FREE consults to help you debunk your own myths.
– Looking at where you want to be and what’s holding you back
– Looking at your current nutrition and Exercise routine
– And suggesting tweaks and improvements so that you can SMASH your goals heading into Autumn
I’m back to work though, so I won’t be able to offer more than these 5
So if you want to take advantage of this
Don’t sit on the sofa, scrolling
Comment “Debunk” below, like this post or if you’re a shy wallflower, drop me a PM
To your health