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Top 15 Weight Loss Myths

There are many common weight loss myths that people live by when it comes to their health. It is difficult at times to separate the weight loss myths and fact from what is true. Many sound true while others are just laughable. I once read somewhere that if you drink water at night that you are going to gain weight or that if you scratch your head too often you are going to lose your hair….

Weight Loss Myth # 1
The more weight that I have to lose the more intense my exercise routine should be

Weight Loss Truth: Although having an intense workout routine is great, there are a few things you should consider: the first being that everyone is at a different level when it comes to their fitness and how much intensity they can actually handle. If you have been physically inactive for a number of years, an intense work out for you might be, walking half a mile a day. After you walk that half mile you notice that you are sweating bullets and that you are tired. However, for someone who has been physically active for many years, walking half a mile can be done without a sweat. Everyone has a different definition of what “intense” is.

If intense for you is working out for an hour a day, but due to life’s busy schedule you only have time for 20 minutes a day, then those 20 minutes will go an extremely long way. It might not necessarily be classified as “intense”, according to your definition, but those little cardio moments will have positive health altering effects.

Fat Loss Myth # 2
Stress and weight gain do not go hand in hand

Weight Loss Fact: This is one of those “laughable” myths. To learn more how stress is adding lbs. to your life please download my free E-Book, “Psychology of Releasing Weight”

Weight Loss Myth # 3
I can lose weight while eating whatever I want

Weight Loss Truth: Sir Isaac Newton once said ” What goes up must come down.” There are natural principles that govern our lives. If you throw a ball up in the air, it is going to come back down. You can sit on your couch and imagine and visualize that the ball will staying afloat in the air, but natural principles teach us that it will come down. Same goes when it comes to our weight.

This is one of the most common weight loss myths out there. It is illogical to think that your health and weight are going to be in balance if your nutrition consists mainly of twinkies, chips, and donuts. Sure you can burn it off by exercising, but most people whose diet consists of mainly junk food are probably not disciplined enough to stick to a workout routine. I do know a few people who, from the outside, look like they are in good shape, because they are not “fat, but who have high cholesterol.

Just because I feel sorry for crushing the hearts of so many twinkie lovers out there, I would say this. You can eat junk food, cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza, burgers…. All of those “soul satisfying foods”, but it should be in moderation. Anything in excess is never good.

Fat Loss Myth # 4
Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight

Weight Loss Fact: There are numerous studies that show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be a lot heavier than who have a healthy nutritional breakfast and then eat 4-6 small meals during the day. The reason to this might be the fact that they get hungrier later on in the day, and might have a tendency to over eat during other meals of the day.

Weight Loss Myth # 5
I will not lose weight while eating at night

Weight Loss Truth: You can over indulge in food during the day and not eat a single thing at night and you WILL gain weight. As is the fact that you can starve yourself during the day and eat all night long and you still will gain weight. The key here is balance. If your body is telling you that it is hungry then perhaps you should listen to it. The truth is, that over eating, while not exercising, will cause you to gain weight; no matter what time of the day that you eat. Whenever I am hungry at night, as is my habit with other meals during the day, I try to select something that is natural in nature. Something like fruits, vegetables, or I might even make myself a fruit smoothie. During those moments that I am craving ice cream or something sweet, I allow myself to get some, and DO NOT feel guilty about it. Many people who are overweight live their life in guilt and shame. I allow myself to get some, however, WITH MODERATION.

Fat Loss Myth # 6
I’m not acceptable until I lose weight

Weight Loss Fact: The person who doesn’t feel acceptable because they are fat is because they are not acceptable to themselves first. The way that you think others view you is based on your view of yourself. I honestly believe that one must become emotionally fit before becoming physically fit. I have gone through these self-limiting emotions before. Once I realized that I was ALREADY ENOUGH in the eyes of God and that I had no need to prove myself to anyone or to receive external validation for my self-worth, that made all the difference for me. Once you accept yourself as who you are RIGHT NOW and realize that you are already enough in the eyes of God, you will not feel like you are not acceptable because of your weight.

Weight Loss Myth # 7
I need to cut calories to lose weight faster

Weight Loss Truth: Cutting your calories down might be a great thing, if you are drastically overeating and stuffing your face. However, if you are eating proportionally then cutting calories might have an aversive affect. If you are cutting calories and are starving your body, then that will lower your metabolism, or in other words slow it down, which may result in you actually not losing any weight at all, even if you are “cutting calories”

Fat Loss Myth # 8
Skipping meals will help me lose weight

Weight Loss Fact: Skipping meals may actually cause you to gain weight! You will become too hungry and will eventually have to eat. This will knock your metabolism off track and will eventually slow it down. Think of a car running low on gas (food), if you do not fill it up, it will eventually stop working. Same goes for our body, we need to keep it fueled constantly.

Weight Loss Myth # 9
I think I have genetic weight gain, it runs in my family!

Weight Loss Truth: Can someone say E-X-C-U-S-E-S? I will not deny that there might be tendencies for heavy parents to raise heavy children who will remain heavy their whole lives, but I don’t believe that there is actually a “fat” gene or DNA out there. What we do inherit from our family, primarily those who directly raised us, are our views and beliefs. Your views about food, money, religion, politics, education, etc. are based upon how you were raised. If you were raised in a home where the primary meals cooked where fried foods, then you might have a tendency to continue cooking and eating fried foods throughout your life. If that is the case then you might be a little heavy around the waist. The easy thing to do is to blame it on those who were in charge of your upbringing, however, you ALWAYS have a choice to change.

Fat Loss Myth # 10
Eating healthy is too hard

Weight Loss Fact: Eating healthy is the simplest thing in the world…..once you have trained yourself to do it. How many times have you placed a goal to lose weight or to “eat better”? The first few days you are doing great, eating all kinds of foods which you normally wouldn’t eat. Then something funny started to happen, you went back to your old habits and behaviors. This has happened to you in other areas outside of your health. It could be with making money, looking for a new job, or in your relationships. Creating a new habit takes time because our brain’s do not like change. Change to the brain is dangerous. Anyways, if you would like to learn more about how our brain attempts to sabotage us from creating new habits then please download my free E-book, “Psychology of Releasing Weight”

Weight Loss Myth # 11
You have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight

Weight Loss Truth: What would a world without chocolate and without pepperoni pizza be like??? I think it would be a torturous world to live in!! lol, now on a real note I completely disagree with this myth. You are definitely able to eat your favorite foods. Depriving yourself of this kind of pleasure is not fun, and quite frankly you probably WILL eat it anyways. As has been mentioned before, the real key is moderation. If you are a steak lover, then perhaps it might not be the best things to eat it every single day, but perhaps once or twice a week. Those who know me personally know that I LOOOOOOOOVE chicken wings with pizza. In a perfect world where I wouldn’t gain any weight and my arteries were clog-less, I would love to eat it several times per week, well more like every day. However, I know that those aren’t the healthiest of food choices so I have it about 2-3 times per month. I am not giving up my favorite foods, I am just eating it in moderation so that it doesn’t catch up to me in the form of excess weight.

Fat Loss Myth # 12
Overeating is caused by hunger

Weight Loss Fact: Nice try there. If only we could blame “hunger” for it. In fact, this person we call hunger has nothing to do with you OVEREATING. It might have something to do your body telling you that it is time to “fuel up” and that it needs food, but that is not an indication that one should overeat. What causes many people to overeat are different reasons. One of the main ones is feeling of stress, depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and other down grading emotions of that nature. Many times food can be a means of satisfying your needs. You might be actually getting your needs met through your foods. For example, if you live a lonely life, and aren’t very happy, then food could perhaps be a means of you feeling happy and comforted. There are other articles that I have written on this subject but suffice it to say that overeating is NOT cause by being hungry.

Weight Loss Myth # 13
Only drastic diets work

Weight Loss Truth: There goes that word again…DIEt….those “drastic diets” are only good for quick weight loss and rapid weight gain once you get of it. These drastic diets range from the “cookie diet”, lol…. All that way to “the water only diet”….. I am sure you can lose weight while on these DIEts, however the weight will be gained right back and usually with some added weight as a bonus

Fat Loss Myth # 14
I am too fat and too far down the road to begin

Weight Loss Fact: A long journey begins one step at a time. It is natural to expect instantaneous results and to even fear the road ahead of you; especially if you are extremely overweight. The secret here is to make SMALL incremental changes. Don’t expect perfection because that will lead you to disappointment. You are never too far down the road to where you cannot see the sun’s light……

Weight Loss Myth # 15
I can’t do it, I have tried many times and have failed

Weight Loss Truth: The great Henry Ford once said “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t- you’re right.'”……It is 90% mindset, and 10% actually getting off your butt and doing something about it. You fall down, you get back up…. you fall down again, you get back up again. If you have tried to lose weight in the past then it is time to keep trying. Discouragment is to losing weight as is a piece of fried chicken to a vegetarian……they DO NOT go hand in hand.

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The Different Types of Dentists’ Dental Services

Dentistry is a very wide and broad branch of medicine. It involves a series of studies, diagnosis and treatments about dental-related issues. In connection to this, dentistry is properly manned by dental practitioners called as dentists. Dentists are dental surgeons that specialize in treating and diagnosing all kinds of oral diseases. Most of these dental surgeons are running with dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians and dental therapists to properly maintain the aesthetics and wellness of the person’s teeth. Essentially, dentists work with a myriad of dental care services and these are:

1. Bridging – is a dental restoration method that is performed by professional dentists. Bridging is actually used to replace a missing tooth that is why it is also clinically called as the fixed partial denture.

2. Dental Implants and Dentures – is a type of dental service that is performed by a dental practitioner called periodontist. Dental implants are composed of artificial tooth that is affixed directly to the person’s jaw. Unlike dentures, implants are fixed and can no longer be removed. On the other hand, dentures are also artificial set of teeth to replace a natural one. They are made from metal or plastic.

3. Invisalign – is a renowned Orthodontic treatment that utilizes 3D imagining technology. They are clear aligners that can be used by adults, teens and even kids. In most cases, invisalign teeth aligners are used as an alternative for traditional dental braces.

4. Crowns – are a type of dental service that is used to restore the patient’s teeth due to tooth decay. They are directly fitted on the remaining part of the tooth so as to make it much stronger as well as creating a perfect shape just like a natural tooth. A good¬†emergency dentist¬†can do this for you.

5. Oral Prophylaxis – this type of dental service involves tooth polishing and scaling. Moreover, this method is also utilized by most dental practitioners in order to remove tartar particularly to hard-reached areas of the mouth that even dental flossing and brushing can’t even remove.

6. Orthodontics – are a kind of dental treatment that can improve the oral health and smile of a person. Problems like crowded teeth, incorrect jaw positions and jaw joint disorders can be professionally catered through this treatment.

7. Fillings – is used by dentist to cover holes in a tooth that is caused by tooth decay. Amalgam is one of the filling types carried out by a dentist; it is composed of various kinds of metals including zinc, tin, mercury, silver and copper.

8. Root Canal Treatment – or also known as endodontics, is a dental treatment that focuses on the center of the tooth. Essentially, this method is performed to remove all the infections exist in the root canal system.

9. Braces – are also a type of Orthodontic treatment that can enhance the aesthetics of the teeth. These are greatly made from ceramic or plastic and metal. Factually, braces are removable thus it can properly clean and can be taken out.

10. Teeth Whitening – is dental service that uses bleaching so as to provide a person a much whiter tooth. One of the most common teeth whitening procedures today is the power whitening or laser whitening.

The dental services mentioned above are just some of the most sought-after services performed by dentists today. In order to know the appropriate dental service for you, see your personal dentist right away.

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Fever

Contrary to what you may believe based upon what you may have been told, a fever is not sickness, but healing!

A fever is the body’s attempt to heal itself using heat for purposes of elimination via perspiration. A fever uses the body’s skin and the function of perspiration to eliminate toxins from the body via the skin.

Medically speaking, a fever is elevation of body temperature. The natural human body temperature is 98.6 degrees. A body temperature over 100.4 is considered pathological, medically speaking.

We should welcome a fever with open arms! The problem most of us make is that when a fever is present we automatically assume something is wrong and run to the butcher’s office, oops, I mean “doctor’s office.”

And what does the good ole doctor give us? Answer: POISON (euphemistically called “drugs” or “medicine.”) And what does this poison (drug, medicine) do? Answer: STOPS THE FEVER! To stop a fever is to stop the healing.

You never want to interfere with or work against a fever. It is much wiser to work with a fever and not against it. To work against a fever is to unwisely work against Nature and the Body Intelligence. Working against Nature and the Body Intelligence is gradual suicide because to work against Nature and the Body Intelligence is to work against self which is clearly unwise.

Suppressing a fever means to keep the toxins in the body. Toxins do not belong in the body. This is why you have an eliminative system consisting of eliminative organs such as the colon, kidneys, lungs, and liver. The skin and female vagina also serve as eliminative channels, so the body will also use the skin and vagina for healing purposes (but folks will also mistake vaginal and skin healing crisis as disease and sickness too and run to the doctor for some poison to stop the healing via these organs).

You really don’t have to do anything when a fever is present except for get some rest and drink some water. Remember, your body (Body Intelligence) is in charge.

Most fevers bring with them a natural fasting period which is why the appetite usually disappears when a fever is on the scene.

You can work with a fever naturally when you have the right knowledge. You want to help a fever to break naturally, not stop it (though a fever needs no help in breaking). Basically, with the right knowledge you can expedite a fever.

Cool baths are ideal when fever is present. Always bathe in cool to lukewarm water. Add a box of sea salt as sea salt helps to dissolve negative energy (which is released when the body is cleansing).

You can add essential oils of Peppermint and/or Ginger to the bath to facilitate the fever. Whole Ginger root or tea bags of Ginger root can also be added to the bath. Ginger is the best thing you can use to facilitate a fever.

You can also take a warm to hot bath as well which will expedite the breaking of a fever due to the heat involved. It’s still a good idea to add Ginger root to the bath.

An ice pack or cold towel can be applied to the head during a fever.

Good herbs to take (in tea form) include Ginger root, Cayenne, Cinnamon, and Cloves. All of these herbs induce perspiration. They are also warming yet cooling herbs. They first warm you up before cooling you down.

When a fever is present, make sure to sleep with the window open so the natural cool breeze of the night can enter into the window and help cool you down.

Should you wear a lot of thick clothing to bed so as to help induce heat so as to break the fever? Answer: you can if you choose to. Or, you can let it break on its own. It’s really up to you as all methods help. Whether you naturally cool the body down or warm it up, you are working with the fever and not against it.

The worst thing a person can do for a fever is to take medication that will stop the fever. Stopping a fever only sets you up to have the fever return at a later time. A fever simply denotes healing and healing should never be put off or delayed nor should it be interfered with. A fever naturally breaks at 104 or 105 degrees if you don’t interfere with it by prematurely stopping it.

Metaphysically speaking, a fever denotes anger. Anger causes heat and heat is present during a fever; this is why the body temperature rises.

Therefore, learn to “chill” out and not “sweat” things that make you “boil” emotionally. Don’t let things in life get you “heated.” Like the title of a book says: ‘Don’t sweat the small things in life.” I might add, don’t even sweat the moderate size or big things either. At the end of the day, when you keep things positive, everything always work out for the good anyway. It all boils down to a choice and there’s a right choice and a wrong choice. That’s it! Just a CHOICE! Like what was said in the Jim Carey movie “The Number 23,” There’s no pre-ordained destiny or fate, only choices.

Choices means life is in your hands. While you may like to hand this over to a God figure (thanks to successful religious programming and indoctrination), the reality is, you create and make your own destiny and fate by way of the choices you make predicated upon the thoughts you think.

Responsible spiritually conscious and mature people know their lives are in their own hands and irresponsible and spiritually unconscious and immature people (a/k/a religious people, the common folk) believe their lives are exclusively in some God’s hand and that they have absolutely no say so or power over their lives. They believe their fate is sealed and there’s nothing that can be done about it.

Your life is what you make of it! Your thoughts, beliefs, emotions (feelings), and attitude (good or bad) shape and create your destiny, fate, and reality and this has always been the simple secret of the Universe and always will be.

Check out this study on Springer.