Myths abound in the popular media about what you should and shouldn’t be doing in order to lose weight. Much of what we took for truth 20 or 30 years ago has been disproven by current research, but has yet to trickle down into the day to day advice we hear from people about how to lose weight. Below I’ve listed several common weight loss myths and why we can no longer (or never could) take them as truth.
Our environment, everything around us, plays a starring role in our healthy eating endeavors. However, it is rarely on our side when it comes to helping us make better choices. Imagine a common scenario - you set an intention to forgo dessert one evening when you’re out to eat with friends, but one look at the dessert menu and you can forget those good intentions.
Fortunately, there are ways we can hack our environment so that it’s easier to stick with our intentions, not overeat and ultimately reach our healthy eating goals.