There are no foods with negative calories, and lack of sleep can lead to excess weight. BeautyHack has collected unusual weight loss facts.
There are no negative calorie foods
A common myth is that certain foods (celery, for example) require more calories to digest than they provide. Some vegetables and fruits help speed up the metabolism: radishes, broccoli, grapefruit, asparagus, carrots, and others. Their calorie content tends to zero. Eating fatty foods with them, you will not be able to lose weight!
"Liquid calories" in the account
Dieters scrupulously count each calorie, forgetting to add tea, coffee, juices. A cup of standard latte 500 ml - 256 kcal, fresh juice - 180! If your goal is to lose weight, drink water with a lemon wedge and a mint sprig.
Dessert time - 17.00
French nutritionist Alain Delabo is sure that the reason for excess weight is the inability to "listen" to the body. Hormones are produced on a daily "schedule". The peak synthesis of cortisol, which takes part in digestion, is in the morning. Therefore, Alain advises to eat more fat for breakfast.
Fast carbohydrates are better absorbed in the evening - with them the amino acid tryptophan is delivered to the brain and promotes the production of serotonin, the hormone of happiness. This protects against food breakdowns before bed. Delabo says: "The best time for dessert is 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm."
It's easier to lose weight in winter
In winter, many get better. Reason: a decrease in physical activity, and not a slowdown in metabolism (another common myth!). In freezing temperatures, the metabolic rate increases (to generate heat) and calories are burned faster.
Men lose weight faster
Scientists have found that men lose weight twice as fast. Reason: hormones that prepare the body for pregnancy are involved in the regulation of female metabolism. When he loses calories, any product that comes in is stored as a reserve, transforming into subcutaneous fatty tissue.
Lack of sleep leads to weight gain
During sleep, the body produces leptin, a hormone that stimulates metabolism and the mechanism of hunger / satiety. Constant lack of sleep leads to a lack of it. Bottom line: metabolic disorders.
10 minutes exercise against extra pounds
Daily exercise for 10 minutes reduces the risk of cancer by 11%, normalizes blood pressure and helps burn up to 300 kcal. Exercise can be replaced by walking - oxygen helps break down fat.
Legumes make your diet easier
Legumes help avoid food breakdowns. The effect is achieved due to the low rate of digestion. John Sievenpiper (St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto) has proven that those who eat one serving of legumes a day do not experience acute bouts of hunger during the day.
All diets are the same
This statement was made by a group of researchers led by Bradley Johnston (Canada). Scientists analyzed 48 studies in which participants followed different dietary patterns. Regardless of the chosen diet, the average weight loss was 8-9 kilograms in 6 months.
Salt and diet are incompatible
One gram of salt retains 100 g of water. The daily dose is 10 g (corresponds to a quarter of a teaspoon). Sodium chloride (salt) is found in food: meat, vegetables, cottage cheese and cereals. With them, half of the norm enters the body, and no more than 5 g remains for salting dishes.
Mono diets are dangerous
Monidiet - the use of one product (buckwheat, rice, kefir) for a certain period of time. This change in diet is temporary. In a stressful situation, the body blocks all sources of fat removal, and after the end of the diet, the weight will begin to grow. On mono-diets, they lose weight due to the withdrawal of fluid and the burning of muscle mass!
Herbal slimming teas don't work
Most of them act as a powerful diuretic. You lose weight by getting rid of fluids. Constantly consuming herbal teas, you run the risk of dysfunction of the excretory system.
Fewer calories - healthier food?
In the case of olive, flaxseed and other vegetable oils, this rule does not work. Their energy value exceeds 600 kcal per 100 grams! At the same time, nutritionists recommend not to give up oils during the diet - they improve metabolism and lower cholesterol levels.
Anti-cellulite creams don't help you lose weight
All creams, ointments and gels - fat burners have an effect in combination with a proper diet and regular physical activity. They contain essential oils that improve blood circulation but do not burn fat.
Fasting days are useless for losing weight
It takes the body at least 72 hours to switch to fat burning mode. Fasting for 24 hours allows you to get rid of excess fluid. After fasting days, the weight returns with the first lunch! Nutritionists say: "It is impossible to maintain a normal weight by fasting one day a week and breaking the rules of the PN for the other 6".