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So many people rely on flawed information when trying to lose weight, then wonder why nothing happens. The fact is that the truth about weight loss is what will help you start shedding pounds. Once you read this article in full and understand what is real and what is not, you will be ready to begin changing your life to ensure you get to a healthier weight.

Diets work for both women and men the same way. The fact is that men and women don’t put on weight nor lose it in the same way. On top of that, a diet which works for one woman won’t necessarily work for the next. There are some universal truths, such as that you need to eat clean foods and exercise, which do apply to everyone, though. Once you kick junk food to the curb and start to work out more often, you will lose weight, male or female.

All it takes is exercise to lose weight and keep it off. This fallacy is repeated by many, even some misinformed doctors. The fact is that it is an overall lifestyle change which helps you lose weight for good. That means you have to make the right eating choices, eat at the right times and in the right amounts, exercise every day, get enough sleep, keep stress to a minimum, and keep motivation high. It is more than just going for a run after dinner!

Celebrities are the best place to get diet advice. This is laughable as you have no idea if what they say is true or not. On top of that, they have a tendency to go on unhealthy diets to ensure they lose weight quickly after putting it on for a movie or being pregnant. I have read about many of their “diet secrets” which would put your doctor on the floor laughing. The reason they are thin has much more to do with genetics than with diet, so only trust the advice you find from experts, not celebrities.

Eating no carbs and lots of protein will help me lose weight. The truth is that yes, you will lose weight, but you are likely to end up with heart disease, diabetes or a stroke as well. Sadly, most protein advocated on these diets happens to come from meat or dairy, and they are also laden with fat and cholesterol. If your focus is on legumes, you still won’t be as healthy as you can be as your body needs carbohydrates to function. Have a healthy balance of lean proteins, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and you will find the pounds melt away.

It isn’t easy to change your life to be healthier, but it is worth every ounce of energy expended. The above myths have been busted so that you can start to make the right changes today. The sooner you get to work, the better you will look, so put the information you have learned to work as soon as possible!

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