For sure it has happened to you to try very hard to lose weight and still not to achieve the wanted goal. This means that you might be making some mistakes which impede your weight loss process. Therefore, in this article we will show you which are your frequent mistakes.
Not only that you will quickly lose fat, but as well as you will manage to substantially boost your metabolism.
- Not all calories burn the same
Our body does not process equally every type of food. The protein calories the body burns in the digestion process are from 20 to 30 percent, the carb calories are being burnt to 6 percent and 3 percent are burnt of all fat calories.
Therefore, focus on protein, as you can see they are burnt the quickest, even without working out.
The name of this process is Thermal Effect of Food (TEF). For example, 1000 calories of chicken and 1000 calories of ice-cream are burnt differently, only 3 percent of the fat from the ice cream would burn in the digestion process thus making you gain more weight, and on the other hand 20-30 percent of the protein in chicken will be burnt in the digestion process.
- Late night meals gain weight
It is believed that late night meals gain weight, but it is actually only a myth as our body does not store more fat at night when compared to any other time during the day. What makes you gain weight is the type of food, not the time you consume it.
According to researchers eating late at night does not lead to more weight. A study of 6 months was lead regarding this issue where the involved people were divided into two groups.
The first group consumed their largest meal at breakfast, while the others ate their largest meal after 8 pm.
The findings were that the participants who consumed their largest meal after 8 pm lost 10 % more body fat and lost 11 % more weight than the ones who ate their largest meal at breakfast.
Late night meals are problematic only when they are extremely high in calories.
- Small meals during the day will boost metabolism
This is also not true, because at what rate the metabolism will process the food does not depend on how many meals you will have during the day. Every person is an individual by itself, and each one of us should determine its own meal frequency regime.
It is a fact that you will not get overeaten by consuming small portions of food on a few hours, yet it will not assist you in losing weight faster or speed up your metabolism.
- Low-calorie diets aid in losing weight quickly
This is also another misbelief, as if the body gets fewer calories in order to function properly, the rate of the metabolism will decrease, therefore that will make even harder for the body to lose weight. According to many researchers, low-calorie diets that is lower than 1200 calories, lead to the biggest decrease in RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate).