In the health and fitness world there are so many people telling us different things so it’s common we find ourselves believing things that are not true. Today, I want to clarify five myths about health and fitness:
1. Eating protein will make you bulk.
NOPE! Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet that keeps you feeling full. It takes eating massive amounts of protein and food to bulk up along with lifting 100lbs in weights over a long period of time. I have between 100-120g of lean protein in my diet everyday. Everyone will be slightly different depending on their goals and current body type.
2. Weight training will make girls buff.
Again, no you will not just wake up as the incredible hulk one morning! It takes years of consistency, lifting very heavy weights to get super buff as well as eating a great deal of calories. Using 25lbs in each hand for deadlifts or even hip thrusting 100lbs for a few weeks is not going to all of a sudden get you massive legs and arms. You will see your body changing over time and you can adapt as you like. There are none of my workouts in the app or Youtube that can make you super buff. If you want to get stronger and add more muscle, great! We have a plan for that too in the app with the nutrition coaching.
3. Carbs are bad for you.
I’m so glad we get to talk about this today because it’s SO important! Carbs are not bad for you if you’re eating the right ones. Yes, carbs from a donut aren’t healthy. Carbs from brown rice ARE good for you. Carbs give you energy when consumed in the right way and in the right quantities. Check out my blog here on carbs.
4. Several hours of cardio are key to weight loss.
While cardio is a great thing to add into your workout regime, it shouldn’t be the only thing you’re doing. Cardio will burn more calories during the workout, yet strength training continues to burn calories after. Get a great mixture in! Plus you want to build muscle as the more muscle you have the more calories you burn.
5. You’ll gain weight if you eat at night.
I used to think if you ate after 6pm you would gain weight! Truth is we want to eat every 2-3 hours through the day, have our last protein snack 2 hours before we go to bed and then eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up!
Alright glad we got that cleared up! This is just what I have followed, works for me and allows me to live a balanced life forever. If you are looking for your own workout schedule to follow and want to talk to one of my coaches, join the app today and we can get you set up to start seeing results today!
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