HCG Diets – Myths and Facts about Weight Loss
Losing weight is one of the easiest process in the world, right? Sure, in the same way that brain surgery is one of the easiest things to perform. Weight loss is not easy, and anybody who tells you otherwise is either a sadist or is lying to themselves. Thanks to HCG diets, advanced gym equipment, and detailed knowledge about diet and nutrition, it is now easier to lose weight as we know more about how the process occurs, but there is still always room for improvement. No matter how much we know to be true about weight loss, there is still a lot of misinformation floating around out there, that does need clearing up once and for all. To make matters easier, we’ll now be looking at a few myths and facts about weight loss.
Myth: Low calorie diets are dangerous
This is one of the most common myths when it comes to dieting and losing weight, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. Low calorie diets are actually very safe and healthy, as we have been following them since we were cavemen. Diets such as the HCG diet, which emphasize low caloric intakes, have been proven time and time again to not only be safe, but to also be healthy and beneficial as well. The next time somebody tries telling you that low calorie diets are dangerous, just ask them to look up the HCG diet and see what health officials have to say on the matter.
Truth: Alcohol promotes weight gain
If you like a drink then unfortunately you won’t like this next fact. Alcohol has been found to promote weight gain in a variety of ways. To begin with, it supresses the metabolism, so you burn off fewer calories than usual. Not only that, but it can also promote cortisol production, which slows the metabolism further and puts you in a negative mood. This can trigger cravings for junk and can result in emotional eating. Then of course, there’s the fact that alcohol causes you to lose your inhibitions, so you will be more likely to eat junk food and worry about the consequences later.
Myth: You can turn fat into muscle
Another common myth when it comes to weight loss is that you can somehow take body fat and turn it into muscle. This is simply not true, although we do wish that it was. Fat will always be fat, just as muscle will always be muscle. Transforming fat into muscle would require it to change its biological molecular structure, which is simply not possible. It is possible to burn away fat and replace it with muscle, but you can never transform body fat into muscle, no matter how much weight you lift or how many stomach crunches you perform.
Truth: Water promotes weight loss
Water is incredibly beneficial for the human body and is especially beneficial when it comes to losing weight. Those on the HCG diet often consume water before a meal to help keep them feeling full and to help curb cravings for junk.