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10 Common Weight Loss, Nutrition, and Diet Myths


Spring is almost here, and that means summer and breaking out the skimpier clothes. For many people, getting healthy means shedding unwanted pounds and exercising. But where do you start? And how do you differentiate the truth from those nasty diet myths that can sabotage your goals?

Luckily, we’ll set you on the right track to adopting a healthy lifestyle by dispelling ten weight loss, nutrition, and diet myths…

1. Myth: Cut carbs if you want to lose weight

Elite athletes know that carbohydrates fuel their body for training, but many non-pros seem to think that cutting carbs completely from their diet is the only way to lose weight, which is totally untrue. It’s more about what kinds of carbs you eat. Instead of eating empty carbs—such as white breads and pastas—whole-grain carbs such as brown rice and whole wheat pitas so you make sure you’re getting enough fiber in your diet.

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