10 New Weight Loss and Diet Myths and Facts
Is it a no-no to eat after 8 PM? Discover the real answer to this question and more
Your body has a biologically pre-determined set weight and all attempts to change it will fail.Myth or fact: Myth
Blaming your grandparents for the yo-yo-ing you see on the scale isn't going to fly. "While our genetic heritage does play a role in our body composition," Simpson explains, "we can still have control … by leading an active lifestyle and eating well." And if you're pre-disposed to be skinny (lucky bee-och -- er -- duck?), you still ought to be eating right and exercising -- for your health.
Capitalize on the facts: What is pre-determined, is that if you change nothing, nothing will change. So … exercise and watch what you eat! And know that you will hit plateaus on the way to your weight loss goal. The trick is to persevere and to switch things up. And once you've reached your goal, be careful not to slip back in to old bad habits.
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