16 Diet and Fitness Myths Debunked

6. Lifting Weights Will Make Women Look Bulky and Muscular


Women sometimes avoid weight lifting because they don’t want to look like body builders, but for most women, it is just impossible to bulk up. The reason? Women have less testosterone, and testosterone is why men get bulky and muscular and women don’t. Weight training will, however, increase your metabolism, firm up flabby spots, and make every day tasks like carrying groceries and lifting your kids easier.

5. The Secret to Six-Pack Abdominals is Crunches and Sit-Ups


You can do sit-ups and crunches for hours and still never have six-pack abs if you have belly fat. And, simply exercising certain muscles won’t make the belly fat disappear. For a firm, toned, attractive tummy you are going to have to lose weight and watch your diet carefully to avoid bloating.

4. If I Exercise Enough, It Doesn’t Matter How I Eat


You may be able to stay slim with this approach, especially if you are in your twenties, but food is much more important to your fitness level than you might think. Eating right means that you will have more energy to tackle difficult exercises with enthusiasm. Besides, your diet is about more than just staying slim, and eating clean will raise your overall level of health. Additionally, you can always out-eat your exercise routine, so keep an eye on the calories as you dine.

3. Protein is Good and All Carbs are Bad