Dieting Myth 3: It’s Harder for Women to Lose Weight
Men may appear to lose weight faster than women at first, over the long run things balance out. Men tend to have more muscle mass and undergo fewer hormonal changes, which allows for an easier burn-off of those first few pounds. Research shows, however, that, over time, weight loss evens out between the sexes so long as you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine. Remember, healthy results don’t matter over a week or even a month – they really add up and matter over the years.
Dieting Myth 4: All Calories Are Created Equally
A calorie does not automatically equal a calorie! Some calories are more filling, leaving you feeling full faster so your appetite is gone in a flash. Other calories are less filling, keeping your appetite going and going and going. You want to seek out the first type of calories, so be sure to replace the less-filling saturated fats that you’ll find in butter and fatty meats with the more-filling, polyunsaturated fats found in sources like avocados and nuts. You’ll get the rich, delicious flavors you crave without packing on unwanted pounds.