People around the world struggle with their weight – bouncing from one yo-yo diet to the next. There are so many weight loss plans and strategies on the market, yet so many continue to struggle. When it comes to a healthy and efficient weight loss program, nothing beats a balanced diet and exercise. However, there appears to be a lack of awareness. It's tough to know what's true when so much information is displayed — it's confusing. The following ten myths may be sabotaging your goals.
Calories Are All Equal
Many have the mentality that calories reign supreme and that the number of calories outweighs the importance of the source. Regarding energy, yes, all calories are equal, however, when it comes to your bodily functions, 200 calories from cake is not the same as 200 calories from spinach.
While focusing on weight loss, different foods create varying levels of satiety. When you compare the same amount of calories from a vegetable stir-fry in comparison to a bag of chips, there is no comparison regarding satiety value. You will feel much more satisfied and will be less likely to overeat on foods such as fruits, vegetables, and beans, in comparison to donuts and candy.