💢💢 5 Fat Loss Myths Debunked💢💢
. ✅Carbs are EVIL
Carbohydrates are our main fuel source but there seems to be a common misconception that if you eat carbs you’ll get fat.
The cold truth is that no one piece of food in isolation will make you fat. It’s the total amount of calories you consume on a daily or weekly basis that will be the main factor in fat loss or fat gain.
Yes, there are those tasty and devilish simple or refined carbs like cereal, bread, cookies etc which are processed and not ideal for body composition, if abused.
And then there’s the healthier complex or whole carbs like potatoes, Vegetables & fruit which contains natural fibre to aid in digestion.
Obviously you want the large majority of your carbs to come from whole food sources whilst still enjoying some of the fun refined carbs from time to time.
The problem is that its easy to over eat the refined carbs which leads to fat gain by eating more calories than your body is using for energy (calorie surplus) hence why I believe carbs are given a bad rap.
The amount of carbs your body can tolerate depends on current levels of exercise intensity, body fat and insulin sensitivity.
Generally, the leaner you are the more carbs you can consume.
If you are heavily overweight then a lower carb approach will probably work best for you to start with - if fat loss is your goal. 🔥🔥So the take-home is to choose wisely. Stick with 80% of your carbs coming from healthier, fibre rich sources and from time to time enjoy some cake. The key is to stick to one slice and not 10🔥🔥 .
. ✅Eating small meals every few hours improves your metabolism 🔽🔽🔽🔽
The belief is that Our metabolism accelerates based on meal to meal frequency during the day - this is complete BS.
The best way to build a strong metabolism is by lowering your bodyfat via strength training and diet. Develop more lean muscle mass and accelerate the fat loss process. *click link in bio for full article*