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The biggest weight loss misconceptions

Educational capsules / Published on 12 / 03 / 2024

Before starting something new, we ask questions to those around us, we make online researches and then we read or listen to testimonies on social media.
There is nothing wrong with that, except when we lack discernment and we are desperate, because we end up believing in all kind of nonsenses !

Weight loss has always been a hot topic because it is a need or an obsession for a growing number of people. So it's no wonder that it gets a lot of ink flowing !
Just for you, today, we are going to debunk the nine most common myths around weight loss :

#1 Drinking water makes you lose weight 

Water is an acaloric liquid, that is it to say, it does not provide calories to the body, that's it ! The factors that influence weight are unique to everyone. There are those that most people know(diet, physical activity level) and there are those that health professionals know in addition to those.
In short, what will help you lose weight is tailor-made because all personal factors must be considered

#2 The more you sweat, the more you lose weight

Yes... until you rehydrate...
We must admit that this argument is valid for a few seconds, even a few minutes !

#3 Skipping meals helps you lose weight

Skipping a meal when you're starving can actually have the opposite effect ! Because starvation implies loss of control, don't be surprise if you overeat and/or eat poorly at your next meal.

#4 Eating healthy is expensive

Based on what some industries are projecting, we would tend to think it's true. However, if you follow the food principles of traditional naturopathy, you will realize that this is not the case at all ! Are you curious to know about how to eat healthy on a budget ? Have your grocery cart checked by our naturopath. For more information, click here.

#5 Low carb diets are the best

Some will tell you that low fat diets are the best !
What you should know is some diets have been created based on religious principles ; others, for ethical or environmental reasons.
So now, despite your own beliefs, how could you tell me if one diet is better than another ?

#6 People who want to lose weight just need to exercise a lot

In the real world, physical activity alone(that is, without changing habits) won't allow you to get your dream body. On the other hand, in the imaginary world, that's different !

#7 Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning promotes weight loss

We challenge you to do nothing to lose weight except “this miraculous remedy” ! We promise, you'll end up really disappointed...

#8 Diet pills are a quick and effective solution 

Some brands promise the earth. In addition, on social media, there are people claiming quick results thanks to these pills. Using common sense, do you think the result is coming from the miraculous effect of the pill ? Or diet advice combined with taking these pills ?
Let's be real for a second. There are no results without effort... Even with bariatric surgery, you have to make some effort !

#9 By eating several small meals during the day, you lose weight more easily than with 3 larger meals

Isn't it true that:
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 7 ?
2 + 5 = 7 ?
3 + 4 = 7 ?
6 + 1 = 7 ?
Where do we want to go with these calculations ? It's just an analogy to show you that the amount of food you eat(the sum in this example) remains the same no matter how you divide it up during the day.

If you've finally understood that you will succeed in losing weight by making AN EFFORT, you should already be thinking about the next step, namely, where to start ?
If you need guidance, book your nutrition consultation with our naturopath.