Weight Loss is no small feat. It requires you to make changes to your daily routine, eating habits, and maybe even your social life. The traditional advice of “eat right and exercise” can often seem daunting if you’re looking to drop fat fast.
That’s why one Internet search for “how to lose weight” yields millions of quick-fix alternatives to the slow slog of jogging and salads. But do they work?
Science says no. There’s no one magic ingredient that’s going to make you lose weight, says Wesley Delbridge, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Choosing the wrong fad or crash diet could leave you lethargic for workouts, lower your immunity, and even derail your weight loss, slowing your metabolism and making it harder to drop pounds in the future.
There’s no substitute for putting in the hard work, but the good news is that there are a lot of little things you can do each day to shed pounds. Read on for five weight-loss myths that could set you back, and the research-based tips to try instead.
5 Weight Loss Myths That Are Setting You Up For Failure:
MYTH 1: DETOX DIETS ARE GREAT FOR YOUR BODY
MYTH 2: ALL CALORIES ARE CREATED EQUAL
MYTH 3: EATING “CLEAN” IS ALWAYS HEALTHY
MYTH 4: CUT ALL CARBS TO GET LEAN
MYTH 5: GOING GLUTEN-FREE IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE