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3 Popular Myths About Weight Loss

There is an overwhelming load of information outside and its very easy to get confused on what to eat and what to do to stay healthy or lose weight. In this article, we will look at 3 popular myths about weight loss. 

Myth: In order to lose weight, you have to give up all your favorite foods like cakes, cookies, ice cream... etc
Fact: You do not have to give up any of your foods to lose weight, although nutrition is a very important aspect of weight loss.

You will begin to lose weight when the amount of energy you burn is greater than the amount gotten from food. 
All you have to do is make sure your favorite foods are within your daily calorie limits. You can use the Dietary guidelines for Americans for 2015-2020  to estimate your daily calorie requirements according to your age, sex and physical activity (1). 

Myth: In order to lose weight, you have to take a weight loss supplement
Fact: Weight loss occurs when you spend more calories than you consume. Therefore, anything that can help you spend more calories than you consume will lead to weight loss.

The various ways you can do this is to watch what you eat and engage in physical exercise. Weight loss supplements can help speed up the process of weight loss but are not a requirement for weight loss. 
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Myth: Going vegetarian or vegan is a sure way to lose weight
Fact: Studies have showed that those who go on a vegetarian or vegan diet have a reduced risk of having obesity, hypertension and heart disease (2). However, there are many vegetarians or vegans who are still overweight because they eat more calories than what their body requires. 



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