6. Lifting Weights Will Make Women Look Bulky and Muscular
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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
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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
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The Atkins diet and the low-carb trend have shifted many people’s thinking about the roles of carbohydrates and protein in their diets. However, a diet of only protein can leave you feeling sluggish and can cause problems like constipation. For best health, your diet should include some protein, healthy fats, unrefined carbohydrates, plenty of vegetables, and a little fruit.
2. Fruit Is a Healthy Snack
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Well…yes and no. Fruit does have plenty of benefits from vitamins and minerals to fiber. However, too much fruit (like more than 2-3 servings per day for an active person) will give you more sugars than you really need. Like all things, eat fruit in moderation as a part of a balanced diet.
1. The More You Sweat, The More Fat You are Burning
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How much you are sweating has nothing to do with how much fat you are burning. Some people sweat a lot and others only sweat a little, but sweat is really just your body’s cooling mechanism. Fat burning takes place inside your body as your bloodstream takes away stored energy from your fat cells.