The 4 Biggest Myths About Fat -
🏊♂️It’s All About Exercise.
In fact, a new study published in Psychological Science,found that people who believe that diet is the primary cause of obesity weigh less than those who attribute weight troubles to a lack of exercise. Also some research shows that exercise may trigger you to unknowingly eat more, thus canceling out its weight loss effects. And on a day-to-day basis, the results you’ll get by subtly tweaking your meals generally require a lot less effort.
🍕If I Could Just Stop Eating (fill in the blank)
Whether a food gets burned off or socked away in your fat cells ultimately comes down to how you eat it, and how much you consume. How much is pretty self explanatory--downing an entire pint of Chunky Monkey will obviously impact the scale far more than a few spoonfuls. So if you can’t or don’t want to stop eating (fill in the blank), focus on changing how you eat it to create some balance. This kind of give-and-take can get the scale moving again, and help you feel a whole lot better, both mentally and physically.
😢It’s My Gene. There is no denying that there is a hereditary component to obesity, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to be healthy. So even if you feel like just looking at a cookie makes you gain a pound, focus on what you can control. One recent study found that in people with a fat genes, a being physically active slashed the risk of obesity by 40 percent
🥴If I was Younger. While it’s true that your metabolism loses steam as you "mature" (a 5-10% decline per decade starting at age 25), being older than a millennial is no reason to give up on weight loss. One study, which tracked the habits of women between the ages 50 and 75, found that not only were they able to lose weight, but their success had far more to do with their daily habits than the decade in which they were born