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10 Weight-Loss Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

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8. EATING BREAKFAST IS NECESSARY TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Chances are you’re hungry when you wake up. It’s been close to 10 hours since your last meal, so go eat! A small amount of protein in the morning will help carry you through the day. If you are one of those people without much of an appetite when you get up, it’s not that big of a deal, but be prepared to eat something healthy later on. Stopping for a bagel or snacking at your desk won’t cut it.

9. DIETING IS EFFECTIVE

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Let’s unpack this myth for a moment. Changing how you eat is obviously paramount to transforming your body. But “dieting,” i.e., restricting yourself to one specific way of eating, is what we’re attacking here. You will more than likely lose weight if you adhere to any diet, but the problem is maintaining that lifestyle. 85 percent of people who diet regain all the weight they lost within 12 months. So dieting is effective—for a time. But if you want your new physique to last longer than a weekend in Myrtle Beach, you’d better read on.

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