7 Common Diet Myths

Let's cut to the chase!

Ok, no more Mr. Nice Guy. Let’s bust these diet and exercise myths that are keeping you from getting the results you are desperately looking for.

Eating after 6pm will store fat

Your body's ability to gain weight and store fat is down to what you eat and in particular how much you eat, in comparison to the energy you expend and has nothing to do with when you eat.


Cardio is the best way to lose fat

While Cardio probably does burn calories quicker than weight training it's not necessarily the be all and end all in terms of fat loss, the more muscle your body has the more calories you will burn at a rest state, therefore a good mix of weights and cardio is beneficial for fat loss.


Carbs make you fat

Carbohydrate’s themselves won't make you fat, overeating carbs will make you fat as would overeating on anything. Carbs are a macronutrient meaning the body needs them in relatively large amounts in order to function correctly and they are a great source of energy.


Women will get bulky doing weights

This is just not true, women genetically don't have high levels of testosterone required to build high amounts of muscle mass. Weight training will improve your strength, muscular endurance and lead to that toned shape you strive for, most of the fitness cover models you see, will be hitting the weights hard and heavy, don't be afraid of lifting heavy weights.


Missing breakfast is will help you lose weight

Much the same as eating after 6pm doesn't cause you to gain weight, eating breakfast in its self won't make you lose weight. Many “fitness guru's” advocate that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you want to lose fat, however, it's the total number of calories consumed in a day that will determine whether you gain or lose weight. Eating breakfast is a good way to regulate your hunger so you don't over eat at lunch or dinner.


The more equipment a gym has the better it must be

The amount of equipment a gym has bears no relation to how good it is, as it is what you do with it that counts! Great equipment with a bad training program equals no results. The quality of your training plan is paramount to helping you get results. You can have a great training programme using no equipment at all!


Killing myself in the gym is the best way forward

Consistency over a period of time is the best way to get the results you crave, killing yourself so you're too exhausted to function may seem like a great training approach, but if this stops you being able to train consistently it isn't going to help you.



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