Weight loss is a tricky subject to discuss.
There are plenty of tips and tricks out there that are supposedly magic bullets for weight loss, not to mention the countless “Get Slim Quick” diets and exercise fads that seem to crop up every season.
However, there are a few weight loss myths that just won’t seem to die out, even though they probably should.
#1 Get Rid of ‘All’ Carbs
If you’ve bought into the “no carb” myth that’s been going around, there’s no reason to be embarrassed – almost everybody has tried eliminating carbs from their diet in their weight loss efforts. However, nutritionists say that’s a big no-no.
Carbohydrates play a crucial role in the way that our bodies function, and one of the biggest is their part in providing fuel to the brain.
Cutting out ‘all’ carbs has been shown to have a big effect on mood and memory, so it’s best to stick to a balanced diet or a low-carb diet.
#2 Red Meat Should Be Avoided
Many people – even those who push protein-heavy diets for weight loss – will tell you that red meat is best avoided.
This is not the case, and in fact small amounts of lean red meat such as extra lean ground beef and sirloin steak can be an incredible source of protein, iron, and zinc, all of which contribute to weight loss in healthy adults.