Sweating in the gym, sacrificing that hot mouth-watering burger, smoothie before breakfast and nap after lunch. You may be doing a lot of things to slim down that waist. While you may be doing most of the things just right, there are certain things you may be doing that can make you gain more weight than actually losing it.
This quiz will test your knowledge of some crucial weight loss facts beforehand and help you bust 10 common weight-loss misconceptions before they do the damage.
1 Which one the following will actually make you gain more weight?
- Sleeping more than 8 hours a day
- Eating smaller portions many times a day
- Eating too little & skipping meals
- Drinking water before meals
Eating too little & skipping meals
Our brain takes survival seriously. When it notices a significant drop in food intake, it automatically concludes that days of food scarcity are on the horizon. it, therefore, signals the body to store as many calories as possible. Who will tell it that we actually have already done all the eating and now avoiding food on purpose!
2 Do weight loss supplements actually work?
- Yes they help lose weight faster
- No, They only work for some
- Yes but they may have side effects
- No, they don't help lose weight
Supplements don't help lose weight
The weight loss supplement industry is massive. Companies claim and boast the effectiveness of their products, but when studied, these supplements rarely have any effect on weight loss.
If someone has lost a couple of stones using supplements, it's definitely because of the placebo effect. When you pay for the product, you become more conscious about what you eat.
3 Skippers of which meal tend to gain more weight?
- None of the above
Studies show breakfast skippers tend to gain weight
Primarily because you are starving yourself by skipping breakfast. In addition to the reason mentioned in the first question of this quiz, starving yourself means you will probably overeat during the day. Also, when you are hungry, you naturally care much less about what type of food goes down your throat.
4 Calories, calories, calories! Let's see if you have got them right!
- I am overweight, I don't need any calorie intake
- I am overweight but I still need all types of calories
- I am overweight & only need nutrition-rich calories
You probably only need calories that have some nutritional value
Calories really of two types, good and bad calories depending upon the situation you are in. if you are overweight, you only need good calories. Here what do we mean by good and bad calories:
Good calories: White carbohydrates like white sugar and bread give a strong dose of calories that actually have no nutritional value our body needs.
Good calories: Calories obtained from protein-rich foods and certain other fats have great nutritional value for our body. These calories are always needed for a healthy mind and body.
5 When to drink water for a faster weight loss?
- Before bed
- Mostly before noon
- After meals
- Before meals
Drink water before every meal for a faster weight loss
Studies show that drinking a glass or two of water before meals helps lose weight effectively faster.
Drinking water before eating makes you feel full early resulting in eating less. And if you are starved, this will ensure you don't overeat. So, make sure that bottle of water makes it's way first to your dining table.
6 No coffee no life right? What role do you think coffee plays in weight loss?
- It's doesn't play a role whatsoever
- Makes you gain more weight no matter what
- It always helps lose weight
- Coffee can actually increase fat burning
Coffee can actually help you burn fat more rapidly
This antioxidant-rich black beauty is demonized for things that it actually is not responsible for.
Studies have shown that caffeine can increase the bodys' fat burning process by up to 29%. It also boosts metabolism by 3-11%.
- Drink a cup of coffee at the time of your liking.
- Keep the amount of white sugar at the minimum.
- Preferably use black coffee.
7 let's collect some items for your breakfast!
- Toast with margarine, breakfast cereals
- Scones With Jam and Cream, pancakes, and fruit juice
- Sweetened Non-Fat Yogurt, Granola bars, and muffins
- Greek yogurt, whole eggs, and coffee
And here is why:
Toast with margarine, breakfast cereals
Toasts mostly contain refined flour which is bad for your blood sugar level. In contrast to the claims on the packaging, breakfast cereals contain very little amount of whole grain and nutrients are artificially added through fortification.
Scones With Jam and Cream, pancakes, and fruit juice
All that decoration in scones with jam and cream boils down to a high-calorie sugary stuff. For the pancakes and waffles, although they contain more protein then many other breakfasts, they are still high in refined flour. For the fruit juice, if you extract it yourself that's awesome. But if you are buying from the market, hands-off!
Sweetened Non-Fat Yogurt, Granola bars, and muffins
You will be surprised to know that most sweetened yogurts contain more sugar than ice cream! While Canola bars provide 1-3 grams of fiber, they are still rich in sugar to unwanted levels. And for the muffins, the only healthy ingredient is the egg.
Greek yogurt, whole eggs, and coffee
And here we go, our king breakfast! We don't say you should chase this breakfast into the kitchen every day, but because it's a much healthier breakfast, you can go with it at least a couple of times a week.
Our breakfasts constituents:
Greek yogurt is creamy, delicious and nourishing. It’s made by straining whey and other liquid from milk curds, which produces a creamier yogurt that is more concentrated in protein. Protein has been shown to reduce feelings of hunger and has a higher thermic effect than fat or carbs.
Whole eggs: Studies have shown that eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of fullness, reduces calorie intake at the next meal and helps maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels.
Coffee is an amazing beverage to start your day. It's high in caffeine, which has been shown to improve mood, alertness and mental performance. Even small amounts of caffeine can achieve these effects.
8 Let's collect few items for your lunch!
- White pasta+vegetable soup+Sweetened yogurt
- Restaurant hamburgers+french fries+fruit juice
- Black bean salad+chicken+butter milk
- Red meat+rice bowl+vegetable smoothie
The three Bs in fact make the best combination..here is why?
Black bean salad
- High in fiber and low in fat.
- Well-known appetite crusher.
- Good source of antioxidants through flavonoids.
- Great source of protein.
- Lean meat_contains very low-fat levels.
- Good for bones and boosts the immune system.
- Good source of probiotics.
- Low in fat and contains good gut bacteria.
- Helps lower cholesterol levels.
- Improves blood supply and lowers blood pressure.
9 Let's prepare your brief dinner!
- Turkey noodle soup
- Fried chicken tikka
- White pasta
Turkey noodle soup is awesome for dinner!..but why?
- A super light meal best to consume before bed.
- Maximum water content to get rid of bloating.
- If you had a few drinks over the weekend, no problem, this dinner recipe is also a good detox.
10 Finally, it's time to sleep. How many hours of sleep is better for health?
- At least 4 hours
- Up to 5 hours
- 6-7 hours
- up to 8 hours
Make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep
In addition to adopting healthy diets and adequate daily exercises, it's crucial to get sufficient sleep in order to shed that unwanted stubborn fat.
Studies show that those who sleep for at least 6 hours a day tend to remain healthier. And .. sleeping is the easiest weight loss workout that doesn't even need you to move.
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