In the process of losing weight, obese patients have more or less tried to fail. Even if they put in a lot of effort, the gains do not equal the effort. We can only watch ourselves disappointed and the rest is a lost mind. There are so many misconceptions about the weight loss process, which always leads us into them accidentally. These misconceptions undermine our confidence and cause us to fail in our weight loss. Therefore, if we want to succeed in losing weight, we must make ourselves clear what the misconceptions about weight loss are.
Weight loss myth #1: Strenuous exercise once a week can replace exercise on other days
People who adopt a resting lifestyle may engage in a lot of physical activity in a short period of time, which can be detrimental to their health and may lead to emergencies. If fasting early in the morning or occasionally for long periods, heavy exercise may also lead to hypoglycaemia, cardiovascular accidents or sudden death.
Weight loss myth #2: Vegetable oils contain mainly unsaturated fatty acids, so it’s okay to eat more
One of the main causes of obesity is over-nutrition and excessive calorie intake. Many people overlook the problems caused by excessive consumption of vegetable oils. In fact, the same weight of vegetable oil provides more than twice as many calories as pork and 40 times more than cabbage. Some experts calculate that if you eat an extra 5 grams (1/10th of a tael) of oil a day without it being consumed, you will have 10 kg in 10 years. That’s an average of 1 kg per year. Therefore, the top of the balanced diet pagoda recommended by the Chinese Nutrition Society for residents should not exceed 25 grams (½) of fat per person per day.
Weight loss myth #3: Weight loss can be achieved by controlling your diet
Excessive reduction in food intake can lead to deficiencies in essential nutrients, which can affect body function and immunity. over 90% of people who lose weight through dieting will bounce back because over-controlled diets do not last long. They simply eat less for a short period of time without changing their eating habits.
Weight loss myth #4: which part of obesity to concentrate on exercise, concentrate on exercise part can be localized weight loss
Exercise is the process of changing the metabolism of the whole body. Visceral fat is first consumed, then subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is first consumed in areas where there is more blood flow, such as the limbs and cheeks. As a result, exercise for weight loss can be seen with a relative lag in the effect of changes in body shape, especially in the reduction of abdominal fat. It is important that you keep exercising for a while before you see a noticeable change. Localised exercise can strengthen local muscles (increase muscle fibres) but not localise weight loss.
Weight loss myth #5: You can lose weight by sweating a lot in a sauna etc
Water in the body is mainly in body fluids (e.g. blood, intercellular fluid) and muscle cells, not in fat cells. After excessive sweating, you will feel thirsty, leading to heavy drinking and a rapid return to your original weight. The benefit of sweating is that it takes away some of the metabolites from your body, but if you don’t keep exercising moderately over a long period of time, you won’t be able to lose weight quickly by sweating a lot.
Weight loss myths fail us and leave us very disappointed, which is undoubtedly the biggest blow and most painful thing for those trying to lose weight. It’s not that we don’t work hard enough to cause weight loss to fail, but that we accidentally hit some pitfalls in our approach to weight loss and everything is not what we want it to be. We all know that weight loss is a difficult thing and that we may encounter unpleasant things in the process, but we should pick ourselves up and bravely face the mistakes of losing weight with all the obstacles that prevent us from retreating one by one.