Going on a weight loss journey, whether it be your first time or 10th can be a tiring and discouraging especially if you’re not getting the results you were looking for.
What is even worse is that there are a ton of strategies out there that can hinder your efforts. Because there are so many different strategies and people telling you what works, it’s difficult to know what to trust.
With that said, below are some of the top weight loss tricks that are circling society and the internet and whether or not they will work.
Measure Your Weight on a Daily Basis: How you value yourself should never be determined by a number on a scale. There is no wrong way for your body, and even a healthy weight can fluctuate between 2-5 pounds throughout the day.
This type of trick can also expose an obsessive personality that you may have. Be your number one supporter. Research has shown that when we focus on just losing weight rather than be fixated on a certain number, we have better luck in reaching our goals. The verdict on this trick is that it is bad advice!
Eat A Lot of Mini-Meals Throughout the Day: Many people think that if they substitute the three major meals we’re required to eat per day with many small meals, they will lose weight.
The best way to dissect this trick is with pure facts. Research shows that eating five to six meals a day is no better than consuming a solid three meals. In fact, studies have also shown that eating more frequently has also increase the desire to eat more. The verdict would be that if you enjoy prepping more meals and wasting more time, go for it. But it will not provide you with the results you’re looking for.
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