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It’s the good old “Age of the internet”! So much information at your fingertips. And in many cases this is a very great thing when it comes to health and fitness and particularly dieting advice.

While the internet does contain some great information, it also seems to be perpetuating many myths when it comes to your health and fitness. The truth is that people put all sorts of ideas and thoughts up without ever fact checking to see if they're correct. With the plethora of “advice” the internet has, it’s actually helped to keep some dieting and fat loss myths alive.

One of the biggest myths that we see people get caught up in when they're trying to change their habits and lose some weight is the simplest but also one of the most misused. And that is the misconception that to lose weight all you need to do is eat less.

Now in some cases, this may be true, to a point. If you're eating giant sized portions every time you eat, then yes, eating less and cutting back will help you lose some weight. However, what I typically see in this society that has been so focused on avoiding fat, avoiding carbs and crash dieting for the last three or four decades, is that many people are actually under eating. They are not aware that trimming back calories really is one of those conditions where too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. Under-eating will slow down or inhibit your weight loss just as much, if not more, than overeating. This is because you're actually slowing down your metabolism and changing your body's energy system. You're putting your body into panic mode. And while you may lose weight to a point, you're going to very quickly get stuck in a plateau and not be able to lose any more of the weight by more calorie restriction.

The other side of the coin is that your energy will be low and some of your body functions and systems will not be working optimally. Think about it - your brain needs energy to work! How do you feel when you don’t get enough to eat? Do you feel sluggish? Or a little bit moody? Under-eating affects all sorts of body systems. So don't fall into the myth of continually cutting back calories trying to lose weight. That's just not the best way to go.

What's a better solution? Fueling your body in the right portions with the right balance of nutrients at the right time. You don’t need to starve yourself or go hungry in order to lose fat. Not sure how to do that or where to begin? Check out our Takedown Challenge or The Takedown Lifestyle. We’ll teach you how to properly feed and fuel your body. There's a better way! 
Starvation is not the answer!

 

 



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