Sorry, Journey, but it’s finally time to fully stop believing-in weight loss misconceptions at least. Believing popular misconceptions will keep you from taking the right course of action to reach your targets, says Julia Valentour, MS, program media and planner spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. Blaming a plateau (or a gain) on any of these half-truths could keep you stuck in your rut and derail your motivation. Here, 10 of the very most pervasive diet-related rumors and the real scoop on how going to your goal weight for good.
First, let’s tackle the myth that a pound of muscle weighs in at greater than a pound of extra fat. A pound is a pound is a pound-whether it’s composed of muscle or excess fat. That said, the muscle is denser than the extra fat and takes up less room, so two women who consider the same can look much different if you have a higher percentage of lean muscle mass to fat, says Valentour.
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It’s important to include strength training into your routine and that means you burn calories from fat at an ideal rate all day long-and using heavier weights may help maximize your efforts. Would be nice, right? But that isn’t how it works if you’re attempting to lose weight, unfortunately. Valentour. While you burn calories from fat and excess fat when you exercise, it’s often less than you think-or the actual readout on the fitness treadmill lets you know.
Valentour recommends eating 250 fewer calories from fat per day and looking to burn a supplementary 250 calories a day; that creates enough of a calorie deficit to attain an average weight lack of a pound weekly. Okay, this one has some basis. Another biological challenge women face is that we have more body fat than men do generally, and our anatomies are more inclined to store it. In addition, women lose about 1/2 pounds of calorie-burning muscle mass a season during perimenopause and sometimes a pound a year during menopause. With all the deck stacked against you, why bother trying to fit back in your thin jeans?
You can do something about these problems, but it does take some work-and perspiration. Add weight training to your fitness regimen at least twice weekly to shed fat and build lean muscle mass that will turn up your resting metabolism. Ever since you discovered what a calorie is, you’ve been informed that they’re all as well: Whether you take in 500 calorie consumption’ worth of celery stalks or wedding cake, your body will equally burn or store them, right? Wrong. New research shows that as it pertains to weight reduction, calories are nowhere near as well. Some foods take more work to eat-and therefore burn more calories while you’re digesting them.
Just the work of nibbling fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean cuts of meat can boost your calorie burn by up to 30%! And then your stomach and intestines do their jobs. Inside a Japanese study, researchers found that women who ate the foods that required the most work had significantly slimmer waistlines than those who ate the softest, easiest-to-eat foods.
The dietary fiber and protein in such foods take a lot effort to break down that your body doesn’t absorb a few of their calories from fat. The Active Calorie Diet is a good new plan from Prevention magazine that requires the benefit of all the new understanding of calorie consumption. By choosing more Active Calories and fewer processed food items, you’ll establish your fat-burning engines on high all day long so you’ll lose more weight-without feeling hungry.
Fat-free products are so-o-o over. There’s nothing special about fats that packing on pounds: Getting enough unwanted fat in your diet-the Institute of Medicine recommends it makes up 20 to 35% of calories-is essential for good health, but the type of fat matters. Monounsaturated fats-MUFAs (pronounced MOO-fahs), for short-come from the healthy oils found in herb foods such as olives, nuts, and avocados. A report released in the British Journal of Nutrition found that a MUFA-rich diet helped people lose small amounts of weight and surplus fat without changing their calorie intakes.
Another report found that a breakfast saturated in MUFAs could improve calorie burn off for 5 hours following the meal, in people who have higher amounts of belly fat especially. Pair these delicious healthy fats with a reduced-calorie diet program and you’ll lose weight and reduce stomach fat. Limit saturated fats and avoid trans fats in what you eat.
Both types can cause health problems. Cutting out nighttime snacking is a popular weight loss strategy since it seems logical-eat less when you’re less energetic. But this topic has been debated for years, and a report in the April 2011 journal Obesity suggested that eating after 8 PM may boost the risk of obesity, but there aren’t clear-cut reasons why. It’s mainly how much you eat-not when you eat-each day that impacts putting on weight.