I know we’ve said this before, but there is a TON of misinformation about health, fitness, and weight loss out there. We compiled a list of five really common weight loss myths. These are some things that we hear ALL. THE. TIME. Take note, remember that they are myths, and if you need help losing weight, SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with one of our world class coaches.

Myth 1: You can out exercise a bad diet.

We talked a little bit about this in the latest episode of the LIVE READY PODCAST. If you’re diet is bad, and you’re eating a bunch of processed food, or a bunch of sugar, and not putting micronutrients in your body, all the exercise in the world is not going to help you lose weight.

Myth 2: Soreness is the sign of a good workout.

In reality, soreness comes from lactic acid build up and small tears in your muscles. You CAN be sore after a good workout, but it’s not the defining sign of a good, effective workout. You can have an excellent workout that is producing results in you, without being sore.

Myth 3: Eating fat makes you fat.

Your body needs fat. Your brain literally needs cholesterol to function. Healthy fats can speed up healing in your muscles. 

Eating a lot of fat along with carbs (sugar mostly), in the form of processed foods, that brings you into a caloric surplus over a period of time, will probably make you fat.

Myth 4: Less rest means you’re working harder.

The most un-true of all the statements. Your body NEEDS rest. It cannot function without it. Long periods of time with little to no good rest will cause weight gain. Not to mention a plethora of other issues. Hormonal issues, metabolic issues, digestive issues, mental health issues, slowing the healing of injuries, preventing weight loss, and I can go on and on. 8 to 10 hours a night. Your body will thank you.

Myth 5: Scales are pointless

There’s been a movement recently suggesting that the number on the scale “doesn’t matter”. While it is true that the number on the scale isn’t an all encompassing sign of your health, this mostly applies to people who have a lot of muscle. Muscle does weigh more than fat, and your body composition can change while the number remains the same, or similar, it is still important to know what your body weight is and the direction it’s going