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Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss: Chronic dehydration and general lack of water can slow down metabolism.

Meal Times Myth 1D: Chronic dehydration and general lack of water can slow down metabolism.

Fact = The reason that lack of water or dehydration can slow your metabolism is because water is partially involved in the functioning of your liver  Part of the liver’s job is to break down and metabolize fat.  But if the liver receives a body message that the kidneys are water deprived – the liver picks up the activity of water conservation instead of fat burning to help protect the kidneys.  In other words in addition to taxing the function of the kidneys, in a state of dehydration fat storage is increased. Continue reading

Weight Loss Myths and Facts: Eat Many Small Meals Rather Than Three Big Meals

Meal Times Myth 1A: Eat Many Small Meals Rather Than Three Big Meals

Debate = Many small meals, as opposed to three meals, is supposed to enhance weight loss by making you feel full for longer.  In a technical sense, this is supposed to prevent blood glucose from dipping low in between meals, which may cause you to become
hungry and overeat during the next main meal. Continue reading

Five Part Series: Weight Loss Myths and Facts

I often have really interesting conversations with family, friends and people I meet  about the big picture strategies and the challenges around adopting the health and wellness lifestyle.  I have learned through these conversations that we all want good health, that is indeed obvious, however, we are confused as to what good health is (it really isn’t the absence of poor health,) what are the good health and wellness habits one needs to adopt and how does one adopt these habits and still enjoy life (I am not sure why these are mutually exclusive.)

Invariably though, the conversation will meander to weight loss strategies, so I have put together a 5 part series entitled “Myths and Facts about Weight Loss.”  Here are the 5 parts to the series:

  1. Meal Times
  2. Types of Food
  3. Carbohydrates
  4. Weight Loss Diets
  5. Habits and Belief Systems  

We will tackle one myth/fact a day for the next 22 days, in the meantime, feel free to share any myths or facts you would like addressed and I can add them to the series.

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And as always, I look forward to your feedback and words of wisdom.

Tomorrow’s Myths/Facts Meal TimesEat Many Small Meals Rather Than Three Big Meals 

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