It’s that time of the year when millions of people are determined to shed those extra pounds. But with so much conflicting information out there, how do you separate fact from fiction? We’ve got you covered with the expert advice of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss trainers, Chris and Heidi Powell. Let’s debunk some common weight loss myths and uncover the truth.
Myth or Reality: Avoid eating after 6 p.m.
The myth-busting begins with Heidi, who emphatically declares that avoiding food after 6 p.m. is indeed a myth. Our metabolism continues to function even in the evening. However, late-night snacking can lead to unhealthy choices like chips and cookies. Instead, reach for protein-rich and healthy fat-filled snacks. Consider indulging in a protein bar or a delicious protein shake before bedtime. And let’s not forget the refreshing option of frozen grapes.
Myth or Reality: Sex as a weight loss substitute?
Now, for the question that many have pondered – is sex as effective for weight loss as hitting the gym? Chris bursts our bubble by revealing that while sex is great for maintaining a strong relationship, it doesn’t burn as many calories as we would hope. The rumors of it torching hundreds of calories are far from true. In reality, a bout of sex only burns about 21 to 30 calories. So, while it’s an enjoyable activity, it’s not a substitute for a good workout.
But don’t be disheartened! Chris and Heidi are taking on a 30-day challenge of their own. They’ve discovered that focusing on their relationship and bonding through this challenge has brought them closer together. And let’s not forget the bonus – a few extra calories burned! It’s a win-win situation.
So, if you’re embarking on a weight loss journey this year, remember to separate fact from fiction. Embrace healthy snacking habits and find the right balance between physical activity and a fulfilling relationship. For more tips and advice on losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, check out Losing Weight | Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical.
Let’s make this year a transformative one for our bodies and our relationships. Happy weight loss journey!