Today, almost everyone has their own diet. Tragically, they are basing their diet on myths about how to burn body fat. Instead of losing weight, they end up gaining more. To make sure you don’t fall into this group, you need to know what these myths are.
Without further ado, here are the three biggest myths about how to burn fat.
The first myth is that eating almost no carbohydrates is good for you. The reality is that carbs not only help you burn fat faster, they also help preserve your lean muscle mass. Just keep in mind that the carbs you should be eating are of the complex variety and not the simple carbs.
A second myth is that eating almost zero fat is good for weight loss. This could not be further from the truth. Not only do you need fat to burn fat, your heart, brain, and other vital organs get their energy from it. It’s the excess fat that’s bad.
The third myth is that you need to drastically cut calories to lose body fat. An alarming fact is that by cutting a lot of calories, your body is primed to gain more fat than to lose it. Because? Your body begins to think that food must be scarce. So the next time you eat, you will initially start to store food as fat in preparation for the next time you deprive yourself of food. Ironically, to burn fat you have to eat.
In conclusion, if you can overcome these myths, then you are well on your way to burning fat and keeping it off.