WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS
There is a lot of doing's & don’ts when it comes to weight loss. But most of it is unproven. Here are few weight loss myths one needs to know before beginning his/her weight loss journey.
The supplement industry is massive. There are many different supplements out there that claim to have dramatic effects, but they are not really very effective. The main reason they can work for some people is the placebo effect. People fall for the business gimmicks and want the supplements to help them lose weight, so they become more conscious of what they eat. However, there are a few supplements that can have a modest effect on weight loss.
If we see in the Indian population, our staple diet predominantly contains carbs but it doesn’t mean that all carbs are responsible for making you fat. Low-carb diets can help with weight loss. That is a scientific fact The obesity epidemic started around 1980 but humans have been eating carbs for a very long time. The truth is, refined carbs (like refined carbs like maida,poha, and sugar) are definitely linked to weight gain, but whole foods like oats, ragi, whole wheat, brown rice,hand-pounded rice that are high in carbs are very healthy. They will release happy hormone’s & keep you full for a long time. So next time don’t avoid your carbs.
Fat act as insulation & protect our body’s vital organs. Body fat is stored fat. So, eating more fat should make us store more of it. It is logical. There is nothing fattening about fat, except that it is often found in calorie-dense junk foods. As long as calories are in range, fat does not make you fat. Additionally, diets that are high in fat (but low in carbs) have been shown too because of weight loss in numerous studies. Eating a lot of fat along with a high-carb, high-calorie, junk food-based diet will definitely make you fat. But it's not just because of the fat.
As we know Obesity is a “MOTHER OF ALL DISEASE” & very complex disorder. Hence there are many genetic, biological and environmental factors that can have a major effect on body weight. It is not always about willpower to weight loss.
Yes, obesity is associated with an increased risk of other several lifestyle disorders. This includes type 2 diabetes, heart disease, increased risk of some cancers, gout etc. However, there are still plenty of people with obesity who are metabolically healthy, and plenty of thin people who have these same chronic diseases .what matter here is where the fat builds up. If you have a lot of fat in the abdominal area, around the organs, then this type of fat is visceral fat & strongly associated with a metabolic disease like diabetes, CVD, etc. The fat that builds up under the skin, the subcutaneous fat, is more of a cosmetic problem.