The Dirty Little Truths about Weight Loss…..Not!
Welocome back my friends:
Have you ever wondered what is truth, and what is fiction, when it comes to permenant weight loss? I sure have. I have stumbled across a medical article that addresses that topic for you.
The New England Journal of Medicine has completed a review called; “Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity.” (NEJM.org) Together, lets take a look a look at what I like to say, are the dirty little truths about weight loss.
Myth #1: If you decrease your calorie intake by 100 calories per day ; either by eating 100 calories less, Or by burning 100 calories more per day you will lose 50lbs (22.7 kg) over a 5 year period.
The truth is : You would only lose 10 pounds ( 4.5 kg) in that 5 year period.
Myth #2: Setting realistic goals for weight loss is important because otherwise, patients will become frustrated and lose less weight.
The thinking behind this is —we don’t want people to become disheartened if they don’t reach the goal. So just have them set small goals.
The truth is: If you need to lose 50 pounds ( 22.7 kg), then set the goal and do it ! Own your goal, it’s your goal. If it takes you a year to achieve it, that is really ok. If you fail to reach the goal date then reset the goal date. That will bring you more success then seting little goals.
Myth #3: You need to be 100% ready to begin your weight loss program.
The truth is: Readiness does not equate to more weight loss or adherance to the weight loss program. If you need to shed weight, start even if you are not 100% ready. Let’s face it, in life you can be 100% one day, and 50% the next. However we don’t just give up becuase we aren’t 100% one day, do we? The same philosophy applies. Being at least a little bit ready, is good enough to start the journey.
Myth #4: Large, rapid weight-loss is associated with poor long term weight-loss programmes, as compared with slow, gradual weight-loss.
The truth is: People on weight-loss trials who lose greater weight initially, have been found to weigh less at the end of the long-term study. So telling people to lose weight slowly, actually interferes with the ultimate success of the person’s weight-loss efforts. We are actually stifling their success, by requiring them to set small golals.
The bottom line is: Losing fast weight actually helps them create enthusiasm, and boosts their self esteem for more success.
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