The 6 Biggest Diet Myths Debunked

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

#3 Myth: Cutting carbs is the best way to lose weight.

Fact: It really depends on who you ask. Different medical research has pointed to low-carb diets, low-fat diets, diets rich in whole grains, and countless other variations as “the best way” to lose weight, but there really isn’t much consensus on the best way to lose weight.

Some people do find that a diet low in carbohydrates and higher in protein, fat, and vegetables helps them lose weight. However, most low-carb diets are more about getting blood sugar in check than helping you lose weight.


Left side: high carb diet
Right side: low carb diet


#4 Myth: Eat before and after workouts for faster weight loss.

Fact: There’s really no basis in fact for this one. While it’s true that athletes or bodybuilders should eat before and after their workouts, most of us don’t need to pack on any extra calories to get us through a trip to the gym. A small meal after, no more than 500 calories, can be useful for replenishing your stores of energy, but it won’t help you lose weight any faster.