Fact or fiction?
Day 4 – Week 3 – Friday 9th November (day 3 meal plan)
Fact or fiction.
I’ve been dieting for what seems like forever, and after talking to a few of my friends I’ve realised there are a lot of myths surrounding weight loss and dieting so I decided to go online and have a look at whether what we believe is actually fact or fiction!
1 – Muscle weighs heavier than fat – MYTH!! http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/busting-the-muscle-weighs-more-than-fat-myth.aspx
Muscle vs. Fat: Clearing Up the Misconception
Common sense tells us a pound of muscle and a pound of fat have to weigh the same, but they do differ in density. This means if you look at five pounds of muscle and five pounds of fat side by side, the fat takes up more volume, or space, than the muscle. That’s important when you’re on a diet and part of your goal is the lean look of muscle, not the flabby look of fat.So why do people say muscle weighs more than fat?“I find people make this statement when they put on weight,” says Stusek. “One person will say, ‘I gained three pounds and I’ve been working out.’ The good-friend response is, ‘It’s all muscle.’ And while this is a very comforting thing to hear, it’s just impossible to gain three pounds of muscle in a week. It is common for exercisers to lose fat and gain muscle without a change in body weight, so I understand why people often get frustrated
2 – Eat less loose more – MYTH!! http://list25.com/25-most-perpetuating-weight-loss-myths/
Eating fewer than 3 meals a day has been shown to increase hunger. Studies show that skipping a meal, especially breakfast, will make you eat more in subsequent meals. Not only will you eat more, you will show a preference toward high-fat foods. As a result, you may consume more calories throughout the day comparing to eating several smaller meals. Research has concluded that people who eat fewer times a day tend to be heavier.
3- Eating breakfast speeds up your metabolism – TRUE!! http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/fact-or-fiction-eating-breakfast-can-help-you-lose-weight.html#b
Eating Breakfast Gives Your Metabolism a Boost
Maintaining a good metabolism is an important part of long term weight loss. After a night without eating, your body is in a mild fasting state, as it would be if no food was available. If you don’t eat until lunch time, that can be up to 18 hours without food. For the entire morning, instead of working at peak rates and burning off more calories, your body will be trying to conserve everything it can. Eating a healthy breakfast will speed up your metabolism and make it work harder. You would be better off cutting calories by eating smaller lunch and dinner meals than by cutting out breakfast. In fact, studies following people who have lost weight and kept it off for more than a year show that 80 percent of them include breakfast in their eating plans.
I’ve actually enjoyed going through all the facts and fiction of weight loss, it’s like clearing out your brain of all the rubbish you have been programmed to believe over the years!
Breakfast Vegetable juice egg.
Mid Morning apple
Lunch Tuna with green salad.
Mid Afternoon L-8 Lean Burn
Dinner Bacon & broccoli
Pre dinner yoghurt with strawberries
green tea with lemon
Exercise: Abs Blast Class 45mins
Feel: Tired tired tired….