Despite living in an age where pretty much all the information in the world is available to us at the click of a mouse, these three fat loss myths still rear their ugly heads on a daily basis! I’m sure you’ve heard at least one of them today and have probably seen all three posted on instagram!
Myth #1 – You Shouldn’t Eat Carbs After 6pm
As long as your total daily calorie intake equates to a calorie deficit, then it’s really irrelevant as to what time you consume carbohydrates, your body doesn’t have a magic switch that turns all carbs into fat at 6:05pm.
Myth #2 – Eating Regularly Will Increase Your Metabolism
There is no evidence to suggest that frequent meal consumption increases metabolic rate, if you consume 2,000kcals over three meals or six meals there would be no difference in total daily energy expenditure, so stop worrying about eating every two hours, in the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter.
Myth #3 – Fasted Cardio Is Superior For Fat Loss
With all other factors being equal there is little to no benefit of performing cardio in a fasted state versus a fed state! You don’t need to be all ‘hardcore’ and get up at 4am before work to do cardio, unless that’s something you enjoy doing, then by all means carry on, just understand that it is not a better method of fat loss than performing cardio in a fed state. Once again it all comes down to creating a calorie deficit… Are you noticing a theme yet?