4 Weight Loss Myths Debunked
Weight loss is a touchy subject, with plenty of baggage around it already. Here are four weight loss myths that you can kick to the curb right this instant.
Myth #1: Your ideal weight was when you were in your 20’s or before you had children
If you want to return to your weight from a couple years ago, fine. But if you’re looking to go back 10 years, cut yourself some slack. Instead, set a goal that works for you now.
Myth #2: You’ll find your ideal weight on a height & weight chart
The numbers on a BMI chart are just approximations, and don’t take into account your body type, muscle makeup, bone density, etc.
Myth #3: The less you weigh, the healthier you are
In fact, studies show that, if you’re overweight, losing just five to 10 percent of your body weight is all you need to lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more.
Myth #4: Your best weight is the lowest number you’ve ever reached
Setting a weight loss target that is too aggressive could be setting yourself up for failure. And who’s to say that your lowest weight ever was a healthy one for your body?
Here’s the truth
Your “ideal” weight is one where you feel good, strong and vital while eating a balance of whole foods.