==== ====NOTICE: You should check out the diet that compliments the exercise! Click on the link.www.bodyfatlosstoday.com==== ====Like many Americans, youve given virtually every "diet" a try and still havent reached your weightloss goals. Or, perhaps youve lost weight only to quickly gain it back. You feel like you are in anever-ending battle that you just cant win. Does this sound familiar?Dont beat yourself up: You probably just dont have the right information to be successful inreaching your weight loss goals. There are many diet misnomers floating around so its easy tofeel confused. The first step towards success is distinguishing fact from myth. You can then usethe power of your knowledge to achieve your dream body.Take this quiz to test your knowledge and youll learn what it really takes to beat the scale. Onceyouve answered the questions, read below to find out whether or not you guessed right.1. Skipping Meals Is a Good Way to Reduce Daily Caloric Intake2. You Can Spot-Reduce Certain Parts of Your Body with Diet3. Eating Late At Night Causes Weight Gain4. If Something Is Fat Free, You Can Eat More of It5. Eating Less Than 1200 Calories a Day Will Accelerate Weight Loss6. Salads Are Always A Great Eating Out Choice7. You Can Lose and Maintain Weight Without Exercise8. If You Only Lose One Pound A Week You Need A New Diet9. You Shouldnt Exercise Every Day10. You Should Wait To Strength Train Until Youve Lost WeightAnswers:1. False. The idea behind this myth is that youll consume fewer calories in the entire day. Thereality is that you probably will consume at least the same amount, if not more. Skipping a meallowers your blood sugar and low blood sugar usually makes you very hungry, causing you to bingeor just grab whatever snack is around. When you are ery hungry you end up eating too quickly andprobably making poor food choices. A better solution is eating several small meals per day to helpstabilize your blood sugar and control your appetite.2. False. Fat is lost evenly throughout the body. Even if you slave over 200 sit ups a day, it stillisnt going to get rid of your spare tire. It will strengthen your core, which is a benefit, but to reducebody fat you cant just focus on one body part and only work on it alone. To help a trouble spot youmust focus on overall fitness - aerobic workouts, strength training, good nutrition and overallcaloric intake.3. True. If your body often stores food as fat if it doesnt have time to digest and metabolize yourfood before you go to bed. The thing to remember is your body not only cares when you eat, butalso how much you eat overall. Its important to think about calorie intake as a healthy part of yourday that allows your body to keep running. If you find yourself hungry at night, adjust your calorie
intake so you have more calories at breakfast and lunch and fewer at dinner. You need to find theright balance of calories based on how much you are exercising.4. False. Keep in mind that for every extra 3,500 calories that you take in and dont burn off, youwill gain a pound. Does it matter if all of those 3,500 calories are fat-free? No! Your body just caresthat the extra calories were consumed. Plus, fat makes you feel full. If you dont eat enough of it,you may find yourself constantly hungry and you may end up consuming more calories than if youhad eaten something with fat in it to begin with.5. False. In fact, it may have the opposite effect. Too few calories per day causes your body toadapt to a minimal amount of food, and slows down your metabolic rate. The body may think its"starving" and actually hold onto every bit of food to ensure survival. Then, when you begin to eatnormally, your calorie needs are reduced and you end up gaining more weight even though youare consuming less food.6. False. Be aware of the empty calories in salads available when eating out. Many restaurantsalads are dripping in high calorie dressings. Plus, they often add fatty toppings like croutons andbacon bits. If you are going to choose a salad, be sure the dressing and extras dont sabotageyour calorie counting and focus on ones with a lot of veggies and lean meat.7. True. When it comes right down to it, weight loss is about the difference between intake andoutput. As long as you are burning more calories then you are consuming, you should be able tolose weight. Study after study has proven that groups that both maintain an appropriate calorieintake and proper exercise have better weight loss success, both short term and long term. Plus,exercising provides many health benefits and it would be unwise not to include it as part of ahealthy lifestyle.8. False. Losing 1-2 pounds per week is actually an excellent weight loss rate. If you lose morethan that, then its very likely that it wont be permanent: Youll just end up gaining it back. Whenyou lose at a rapid pace, typically you end up losing mostly water weight and lean mass. But youwant to lose fat instead, so even if the scale may show a slower weight loss pace, you will be moresuccessful long term.9. True. Its not necessary to exercise every single day of the week. Sure, its great if you can getsome type of physical activity in on a daily basis, but it also is important to give your body rest timeto recover and improve. Listen to your body; if your excessively tired or in pain, take a rest day orsimply go for a walk that day. Your muscles need time to rest and rebuild between workouts.Resting one day a week can actually help you maintain a consistent, long term weight lossprogram.10. False. Strength training is an essential part of overall fitness and long term weight lossmanagement. Muscle helps your metabolism (e.g. helps you burn calories), so you should includestrength training as part of a weight loss program. Strength training is key for virtually everyoneand should be included in your weight loss program, regardless of whether you are wanting to loseweight, just maintain it, or build muscle.Now that you are armed with new knowledge on how to win your weight loss battle, go achieveyour weight loss goals!
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