Top 2 Myths for Weight Loss

These ladies and gentlemen are the top two myths that I see over and over again.

Myth #1 is you have to cut calories to lose weight. If you’re only focused on calories, then you’re missing a big part of the equation. You also need to focus on macronutrients as well since that is the fuel for your body. If you’re only cutting calories, you might get results in the short term, but you’re at risk for decreasing your lean muscle mass which will then decrease your basal metabolic rate. In simplified terms, totally screw up your metabolism.

How do you get macronutrients? That’s easy, you focus on a whole food diet. If it comes from the ground or has a mother, then its whole food. Macros aka. macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats and protein. This is what your body uses for fuel, not calories. Calories are a unit of energy and not a nutrient, remember this the next time you are hungry...your body is actually needing nutrients, not calories.

Myth #2: Eating 6 meals a day will boost your metabolism. This is a big fat NO! Turning on your metabolism has nothing to do with how many times you are eating within a day. The body exist in 2 states, feed or fasted. In a “fed” state your body is storing the nutrients you have consumed. In a “fasted” state it is using the nutrients. So the longer you can stay in a fasted state, the more nutrients your body is able to use, so that you are not storing any excess.

Eat and don’t be afraid of calories or food. Food is not the enemy. If you want to jumpstart your metabolism, then build lean muscle, eat lots of real food and give intermittent fasting a try. You might develop a whole new body and a whole new way of life.

Tessa Guevara