Top 5 weight loss mythsThere is much information in the world of healthy eating, dieting and exercising, much of it conflicting and some just not quite true at all. Following the wrong information can make it harder to lose if not actually fight against your goals.

According to the Dr. Cederquist Medical Wellness Center, these are the top 5 weight loss myths:

  1. Don’t Eat After 7:00pm
    Current research shows that whether or not you eat later at night, it will not affect your weight. Not eating will not necessarily cause you to lose weight and eating will not necessarily cause you to gain weight.
  2. Don’t Eat Between Meals
    Healthy snacks between meals will not make you gain weight. Snacking will help you reach your protein goals each day and keep you from getting too hungry and overeating.
  3. Certain Exercises Can Target Trouble Spots
    There is no relationship with exercising specific muscles and losing fat near them. You lose body fat in a pattern determined by your personal genetics.
  4. Cardio is Better for Fat Burn than Strength Training
    According to research, cardio burns more calories, but the effect on metabolism is short lived. Strength training effects metabolism for a longer period of time and increases lean muscle mass, speeding up metabolism.
  5. By Choosing Either Diet Or Exercise, You Can Sustain Weight Loss
    Both diet an excursive are important to a healthy lifestyle. Choosing just one or the other will not help you reach your goals.

Read more about these myths on their website at http://www.drcederquist.com/weight-loss-management/top-5-weight-loss-myths.

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