EXERCISE AND NUTRITION MYTHS BUSTED
There are a few common misconceptions, when it comes to fitness and nutrition, which I want to help you understand the truth about!
We all want better bodies and to look OH so good in our skinny jeans (Ladies you know what I’m talking about)!!
We are going to go over 5 common mistakes and hopefully it will help you improve.
Myth #1- Your cardio machine is giving you an accurate calorie burn.
Fact: No it’s not. Caloric burn is based on one’s age, fitness level, BMI, and sex. Different sexes at different fitness levels and BMI’s burn calories at different rates. Some machines don’t even ask for weight or sex.
Myth #2- Chug a protein shake after your workout.
Fact: While protein shakes are good in a pinch, they are a very low quality processed product. The best way to get your protein is through foods like turkey, greek yogurt and nuts.
Myth #3- You can eat whatever you want as long as you workout.
Fact: Losing pounds and burning fat happens when you have a caloric deficit. However, intense caloric deficit works the opposite way. Your muscles need to feed, so your food intake should be a balance of fats, proteins and carbs.
Myth #4- You have to do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach in order to burn fat.
Fact: Your body’s metabolism is at its lowest in the morning because you haven’t eaten for 8 hours. Eat a balanced breakfast and you will be able to exercise longer and your body’s metabolism will already be working.
Myth #5- Drinking ice cold water burns fat.
Fact: There is no proof that cold water will shock your system and force your body to burn fat in order to stay warm.
These may not seem like much now but the small changes you make today, add up to major changes in your future self!
Stay focused, stay motivated and stay educated! Comment below with other myths you've busted.