12 Uncomfortable Truths about Fat Loss

The world is a complicated place. And that goes double for the world of health and fitness. New workout strategies are being developed, new supplements are packaged and shelved, and new super foods are being discovered and re-discovered every single day. Staying current on this constant influx of new information can be a full time job. Luckily for you, we here at Healthversed have done most of the heavy lifting.

This list is far from definitive, but it is scientifically proven. Today, we’re going to explore and debunk 12 fat-busting myths for your low-calorie enjoyment. Grab a glass of water, take a big, deep breath and join us on an informative journey through your fridge. Let’s go!

Fad diets fade fast

Being a Healthversed fan-girl or fan-boy, you’re well … er … versed on the nature of fad diets. But if you haven’t heard the news, spoiler alert, fad diets don’t work. They’re either too restrictive, they’ve got their science all backwards or they’re just flat out unhealthy. The problem with diets is that they’re inherently temporary.

The numbers don’t lie. Most fad dieters gain the weight back in less than a year. If you’re looking to lose weight, try your best to steer clear of “diets” and try and research some healthy veggie recipes instead.

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The road to weight loss isn’t always straight

If you want to lose weight, you’re going to have to prepare yourself for the day that you exercise, eat well, and drink lots of water, only to find that the number on the scale has gone up a pound and a half. Relax. You can’t gain weight by day dreaming about strawberry cheesecake. Small weight fluctuations are about as natural as our shared love of junk food. The road to a healthier you takes time. So don’t let yourself get too hung up on the bumps along the way.

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Gluten-free foods aren’t healthier

It seems like somewhere along the line, the science behind gluten got all crossed. Gluten is a set of proteins that are found in a whole host of dietary grains like rye, barley, and wheat. And, if you aren’t allergic to gluten, it’s absolutely harmless.

To be clear, a diet rich in pasta, dinner rolls, and apple crumble — with or without gluten — is a bad idea.

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