You hear about incredible ways to lose weight every day. Maybe you’ve even tried some of them. It can be confusing trying to determine between claims that might be valid and others that are just wishful thinking. Now you don’t have to because we’ve done the hard work for you.
Here, StaySlim looks at some of the most common claims associated with weight loss and separates fact from fiction to give you solid, sensible details of the most effective weight management methods.
Speeding Up Your Metabolism
Metabolism is the process your body uses to convert what you eat into energy. It can be influenced by your genes, age, lifestyle, lean muscles mass, and weight.
- Your metabolism can be speeded up by increasing muscle mass because muscles burn more calories than fat.
- Skipping meals and fasting for long periods slows down your metabolism, as it sends your body into survival mode.
- Your metabolism may help determine how fast you lose weight, but only you can decide how much weight you can lose.
- A slow metabolism is an obstacle to be overcome on your way to achieving results—not a reason to give up.
Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs
Carbohydrates are your body’s most important source of energy. Complex carbohydrates found in peas, beans, whole grains, and vegetables break down more slowly than simple carbohydrates (sugar, white bread) and make you feel fuller for longer.
- Without sufficient complex carbohydrates, you will crave sugar (simple carbohydrates) for energy or you will become very sluggish.
- A healthy diet and digestive system needs complex carbohydrates.
- Eaten in the right quantities, carbohydrates aid healthy weight loss.
- Simple Carbohydrates are BAD.
- Complex Carbohydrate are GREAT.
Extremely Low-Calorie Diets
It will come as no surprise that the key to any sustained weight loss is portion control.
- Extremely low calorie diets are destined to fail because any weight loss is reversed as soon as the fast ends.
- Food is necessary for life so weight loss demands a sensible attitude to eating.
- StaySlim has researched and approved excellent low calorie foods to bulk out meals. Once you adapt to your new eating plan, you will never feel hungry.
Attempting to speed up weight loss by taking shortcuts is a doomed strategy.
- Skipping meals during the day leads to difficulties losing weight.
- Avoiding a meal will make you even hungrier the next time you eat, making it more likely that you will overeat.
- Your resistance to high fat and high sugar snacks is reduced if you skip a meal because the lack of food drives down your energy levels and encourages lethargy.
- When you get into the habit of skipping meals you start to associate weight loss with misery, so you are more likely to abandon your efforts.
- Successive studies reveal that skipping meals leads to increased calorie consumption later in the day.