4 Weight Loss Myths Busted
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Have you been struggling with weight loss and don’t know what else to do?

Perhaps the most debated topic in the wellness world is which method is best when it comes to losing weight. The reality is that there’s no right or wrong answer. Ultimately, you have to discover what works best for you, your body and your lifestyle. 

As you try to find the path that’s right for you, keep in mind these common weight loss myths that may be standing in the way of your weight loss goals. 

4 Weight Loss Myths

Myth #1: All fat is bad fat. Truth: There are good fats and bad fats. You need fat to burn fat. The key here is to choose the good-for-you fats and limit the bad fats. Unsaturated fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, are the “good” fats. They help raise good (HDL) cholesterol and lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. They also protect against plaque building up in your arteries and according to research may also help prevent body fat. Examples of healthy fats are olives, avocados, almonds, cashews, nut butters and fatty fish, like salmon and mackerel. 

Myth #2: Fasting or skipping meals is the best way to lose weight. Truth: skipping a meal slows your body’s metabolism. And chances are if you skip a meal then you are likely to eat more at the next one. Be sure to eat three fiber- and protein-rich meals a day, with small snacks in between if needed.  

Myth #3: Cutting out snacks can help you lose weight. Not true. Cutting out the unhealthy snacks can help you lose weight, however, cutting out all snacks will not. By continuously fueling your body with the correct foods and healthy calories, you’re also driving your metabolism to burn more fat and encouraging it to work in your favor. Switch out the crackers, cookies, and chips for nuts, seeds, fruits and protein bars, such as Dr. Hotze's Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars

Myth #4: Weight loss supplements don’t work. False. Weight loss supporting supplements have not been created to work as a magical potion. They are simply aids to help get you on the right path. While they cannot replace the need for a healthy eating and exercise program, they can improve the way your food is metabolized and may even help curb your appetite. 

For example, garcinia cambogia found in Dr. Hotze’s Bodyworks Plus and the supplement CLA will not magically lower the number on the scale. What they can do is speed up your metabolism, break down fat cells and help with cravings and appetite control. 

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If you need help getting on the right path to reaching your weight loss goals, then you may very well benefit from a yeast-free eating plan. 

Yeast-Free With Me is a 30-day support system that was designed to help guide you through the yeast-free eating plan. We encourage you as you eat right, feel better, accomplish health goals, and lead the healthiest life possible. Sign up and receive a FREE copy of Dr. Hotze’s Optimal Eating Program Cookbook with delicious recipes and guidance plus emails and tips for staying on track and more.

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