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7 diet myths I used to believe and do

I thought I'd share this with you today just in case you thought that I haven't tried all the fad diets out there. 

I mean, I think it's a part of going through the process of finding a healthy eating plan that you can stick to so you can actually - dare I say it - enjoy it and keep the weight off for good.

So, here are 7 diet myths I used to believe and DO (I would even tell some of the people I worked with to do these...):

1)  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day -

Well, actually, skipping breakfast could actually help you lose weight...and give you more flexibility to enjoy your food in the evening when you finally sit down...

And this is something I find to be quite common with many of the ladies I work with, mainly because they're either not hungry in the morning or so busy that they just grab anything to stop the body storing fat...

2) Eating after 6pm will make you fat -

I used to think that because you're less active in the evening (hanky panky excluded) that anything you eat is more likely to be stored as fat.

Truth is, you are burning and storing fat all day. It doesn't matter when you eat. It's simply down to personal preference AKA what's the best times to eat to help you curb hunger?

3) Carbs make you fat -

It does make sense. Carbs turn into sugar and sugar can be converted into fat...

But common sense doesn't always work in weight loss. 

4) You can eat as much as you want if it's 'healthy' -

Avocados, nuts, seeds, peanut butter...I could go on. Super healthy, right? Help yourself, I once thought. 

And where I had quite a poor relationship with food, these so-called healthy foods meant I had less guilt about overeating on them.

BUT...just because they are healthy, they still contain fats, sugars and calories, which can make you gain weight.

5) You have to give up the foods you crave -

Feed the cravings once in a while, if it stops you having your head in the biscuit tin? This can only be a good thing. 

Now, that said, depending on where you are with your relationship with food, it may be that for a period of time you - at least - remove certain foods out of your house. 

6) Going gluten free helps you lose weight -

This CAN help you lose weight. But it's usually because you give up bread and pasta and starting eating more protein and veggies...not because of the gluten .

And if you start having gluten free breads, cakes and chocolate brownies (now available gluten free in Costa...) your chances overeating and gaining weight will probably go up...

7) Weight loss is all willpower -

There's no doubt there is some willpower involved. 

But what if you flip it and create a healthy eating and fitness plan that you don't have to rely on willpower to do?

It's why if you maintain your weight loss for more than 12 months, it becomes easier...

Because you create simple habits that you do AUTOMATICALLY (without relying on willpower)...

And speaking of will losing weight without relying on willpower..

This is exactly what my Shift Personal Training and Nutrition System does for you...

Helping you to stop wasting time worrying about what's healthy, what the family will eat, and what's quick and easy...

So you can enjoy your food and STILL lose weight, tone up and fit back into your favourite clothes. 

That's how a personalised exercise and healthy eating plan works

Matt
Fruci Fit
Shift: Helping Busy Ladies Think Differently and Get Their Bodies Back