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Weight Loss. Myth or Magic?


May 1, 2016 – 

Healthy LifeThose of you who I have known for a while, know that I do not believe everything I hear or read. When it comes to health and fitness I may be a little bit skeptical about some of the new ideas and theories. The truth is, I discount some of this information as nonsense right away. Simply, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. My Dad used to say that and I it always resonated with truth.

Todays breaking news headlines ready:

Confirmed: 2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight
Now this article has a plethora of facts and data and was purportedly approved by Washington University and Harvard Medical School, although I still think it is hogwash! In my humble opinion 2 glasses of wine equals 2 glasses of sugar poured right into your bloodstream and that does not equate to weight loss. Myth!

Yesterday shocking news read;

What “Going Paleo” Did To My Body
Planning a weight loss program should never be based on removing a mandatory part of your natural food elements; proteins, carbohydrates, or fats. Common sense again screams to us that if we eliminate a group of ‘building blocks’ from our diet we are starving ourselves. YES, you may lose some weight initially, but I promise when you return to a realistic lifestyle (with all the building blocks) your body will remember and you will revert to that weight. Paleo, Myth!

Ongoing bad ideas;

When I fast I lose weight fast!

This will most surely lead to yo-yo dieting. When you fast for many days in a row, then yes, you will lose weight quickly. You will also convince your body that you are going through a period of starvation. When you start eating again after a long fast, your body will convert every calorie it can into fat so that it will be better prepared if you start starving again. You’ll gain back all of the weight you lost and then some. It’s horrible for your metabolism over the long term. A healthy rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. Starving is bad, fasting, Myth.

The answer is exercise, period. Be F.I.T.!

Chances are that I could pick up any periodical, magazine, or newspaper and pick them apart regarding the fitness and health lies and misconceptions they print. The underlying reason is that there just is no governing body to differentiate between fact or fiction. Honesty, it is always up to you to determine the validity of a claim. Don’t always assume the truth, I mean just common sense pretty much should confirm most of the claims are myth. Think about it, will rubbing crème on your legs take away cellulite? Nope. Will a neoprene belt melt away excess fat? Nope. Magic potions, hocus pocus.

‘Let the buyer beware’ is what these companies are banking on, literally. Do not hope health and fitness is a quick fix. Fitness takes work and health takes time.
Do the work, spend the time. Save your life and feel good forever.

In good health,


“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson