There is a lot of information in our current society about weight loss and how to lose weight but how much of it is really true?
At Real Fitness our focus is results with our clients, and there is nothing we love seeing more but the amazing results we see from the inside to out from mindset to the physical changes.
Weight loss is a common goal among gym-goers but a lot of the time they are led down a path, which will not lead them to success. This can be due to misinformation. People are attracted to the idea of ‘quick fixes’ or ‘quick results’, which in reality theses weight loss methods don’t do much or in some cases can do the opposite.
At Real Fitness our focus is lifestyle, achieving long-term results.
So what are three of the common myths when it comes to weight loss?
#1: Going on a ‘diet’
There are hundreds of different diets around at the moment that all claim to be the newest way to lose weight. They are the one quick fix that works, the one simple solution that no one has seen before. Phrases like this drag people in because in reality these diets don’t work. Most of these diets are extremely restrictive which isn’t sustainable or healthy in the long run. This can lead to yoyo dieting. This means you will lose weight initially but then after you finish you will put on just as much if not more weight than you had before. The best solution is to enjoy a healthy lifestyle of well-balanced eating.
#2: Too much cardio and not enough strength and yoga (for mobility)
The idea behind this is that cardio will lose the weight and just doing weights will turn you in a big and bulky Adonis. When in reality a combination of these two will yield the best results! An increase in muscle mass will lead to a rise in calories burnt at rest and a slimmer body! Completing 1-2 weight sessions a weight will have amazing results in terms of weight loss and will not turn you big and bulky. You will look leaner and you will be feeling fantastic!
Strength training in combination will lead to fantastic results. Yoga will improve mobility, reduce pain, reduce stress and improve mental health overall!
#3: Focusing too much on the short term
It’s good to have a goal to aim for such as a wedding on outing but what are you going to do once that is finished? There should always be a short and long term goal to follow. Thinking more long term will allow you to achieve sustainable results. It will also prevent you from going backwards after your short-term goal is reached. You will still have the drive and motivation after you reach your short-term goal because you will only be part way to your long-term goal.