Think you know everything about losing weight? Read this!

Losing weight is tricky enough, so we’ve got your back. If you’re wondering what’s what, then start with avoiding these fake health tips in your weight loss process: 

  • False Tip #1: Eat Lots of Small Meals Throughout the Day

You've heard that you should eat several small meals a day to lose weight, and we’re here to tell you not to believe the hype. A recent study found that eating multiple times a day can increase health risks for the obese. Not to mention, eating constantly throughout the day puts more strain on your digestive system. 

Instead, opt for a schedule like intermittent fasting, or consult with our health coaches to discuss how to tailor your eating schedule to your unique body. 

  • False Tip #2: Watch Your Scale Like Your Life Depends on It

A recent study found that those who emphasized the process of dropped pounds rather than a number on the scale had better results. Stop fixating on numbers and instead focus on eating healthy and treating your body well. 

If you focus on how you feel throughout your weight loss journey, your body and mind will thank you.

  • False Tip #3: Do a Juice Cleanse

Unfortunately, the weight you drop on a juice cleanse will probably reappear as quickly as it left once you start eating regular meals again. It’s better to have a consistent eating pattern that allows your body to get into a rhythm, rather than starvation mode.

Save yourself the time, money, and hunger, and opt for long-term solutions instead.

  • False Tip #4: Only Sip on Low- or No-Calorie Drinks to Reduce Your Calorie Intake 

According to a recent study, overweight and obese dieters who drink diet beverages consume the same amount of daily calories as those who drink the sugary, calorie-packed kind. What’s the theory behind this? Diet drinkers think they’re saving calories on drinks, so they end up compensating by taking in extra calories in food. 

The solution: cut out soda altogether!

  • False Tip #5: Snack So You Don't Overeat at Mealtime

Your afternoon snack might not impact how much you eat when you eat dinner, after all. According to a 2013 study, people who snack before a meal take in about the same number of calories at the meal as people who don’t. 

Save yourself the calories (and the few extra bucks at the grocery store) by focusing on preparing healthy and hearty main meals.

At Ketality, we have a team of expert health coaches and doctors who inform your personal, customized weight loss plan. We’ll make your plan and ensure you reach your goals—and we have the science and success stories to prove it.

If you’re ready to get started, then schedule a FREE virtual consultation with a Ketality health coach to discuss your weight loss needs.
March 11, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson