TOP FITNESS MYTHS OF 2017

With regards to fitness there is a lot of information out there, and it can be rather overwhelming. Keto diets, juice detox’s, tea detox’s, gluten. Many want results fast and companies within the health and fitness industry are well aware of that and will try to capitalise on it. Im here to help and hopefully point you in the right direction and probably save you a few pennies in the process.

Gluten

Eating a gluten free diet is healthier right? Wrong. Unless your part of the 1% of the population that suffer from coeliac disease (gluten intolerance), then going gluten free will have no added benefit to you. In fact, gluten free products are normally packed full of nasties to try and make them taste like the real thing.

Ketogenic Diets

This one will probably ruffle some feathers but a ketogenic diet is no better then any other diet. You will hear many individuals say they lost X amount of weight on the ketogenic diet, forgetting the fact that no matter what diet they do, as long as they eat less calories then they are expending they will lose weight. This isn’t me mocking the ketogenic diet, if it works for you and you can adhere to it, thats great, but its no better then other diet. At the the end of the day, you will lost the same amount of weight eating for example 2000 calories on the ketogenic diet as you would eating a 2000 calorie regular diet.

Juice Detox/Cleanse

Here I’m talking about the juice detox/cleanses where by your expected to drink juices all day for like a week and you will be miraculously cleansed of all toxins in your body. Even writing that sounded to good to be true. These little and might I add expensive juices are packed full of micronutrients, which is great, but that doesn’t mean thats all you have throughout the day. Incorporating them into your daily diet is fine, but don’t make them the ONLY thing in your diet. As to the cleansing, your liver will sort that all out for you.

Fat Burners

Yes, even I was guilty of buying these when I first got into health and fitness. Pop a pill a day and in weeks I will have the body I have always desired. The large majority of ‘fat burners’ are just thermogenics, meaning they make you sweat more. Im sure there is some research out there making bold claims that fat burners will change your body. But lets be honest, if a magic pill did exist, wouldn’t we all be taking it?

No Carbs After 6

Another bold claim that if you eat past 6pm your body will store it as fat and gain weight. In reality the timing of your meals is irrelevant and has little to do with weight gain/loss. Eat when best suits you and your lifestyle, morning, noon or night, it doesn’t matter, just make sure your not over consuming.

Long story short…

Does it sound to good to be true? Guess what, it probably is. Being consistent, exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods are the answer to long term results. Work your socks off and the results will come.

Hope that helped. Any questions then please ask away.

Andy 🙂