Archive for the ‘Doubt Busters’ Category

Myths and Misconceptions about Food

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Are you confused with all the print ads, T.V. commercials and headlines in the newspapers and magazines about correct diet and food habits? Some of these myths are probably floating around because we are always looking for a magical solution to our needs. Other times it may be a result of wishful thinking and our demand for quick answers. But in our readiness to swallow cleverly packaged illusions – media hype and testimonials – aren’t we fooling ourselves?

Take a look at some common myths and let us separate them from facts.

The most important step in weight loss is to eliminate fat from your diet.

Fats tend to be blamed for weight increase and are always on the taboo list of people on diets. But the truth is that a hi.... Click to Read More

Workout Myths and Facts

Monday, April 13th, 2009

1) Myth: The fastest way to flat abs is to train them every day.

Fact: When abs are trained too frequently, the recovery process is shortchanged, resulting in diminished muscular development. The abdominal muscles, like any other, need adequate rest and recuperation. Alternate your days for doing abdominal exercises to achieve maximum benefit. Remember, crunches will only tone your abdominal muscle, so if you want to get rid of the fat around your stomach, you have to create a calorie deficit by burning more calories than you consume.

2) Myth: As long as you exercise regularly, you can indulge and eat whatever pleases you.

Fact: For improved fitness, and especially to lose weight, you need to combine a nutritious diet with exercise. If you follow a lo.... Click to Read More