Myth: Doing crunches is the only way to get a flat belly.
Crunches may help tone your belly, but they’re not the only route to a flatter stomach. Eating whole grains, such as quinoa, brown rice or bulgur wheat, may actually help you shed belly fat. People who ate 3 servings of whole grains (such as a 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, a slice of whole-wheat bread and 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice) a day lost more weight and, specifically, more abdominal fat than those who ate less than a quarter of a serving, according to findings reported in a study in The Journal of Nutrition.
Truth: Drinking water can help you slim down.
If someone chooses water in place of calorie-containing beverages, overall calorie intake is less and they may lose weight. A 2010 study in the journal Obesity found that adults who drank two cups of water before a meal ate less at the meal and lost more weight over 12 weeks than the group who didn’t drink water before eating. Sometimes the number don’t say much to your personal identity. Drink water if you feel slightly thirsty or have not gone to the washroom for three hours.
Myth: You need to get fat before you become bulk
I am not sure how how this one even got started. Who would relate fat to muscles? The truth is, you are better off keeping yourself lean when you are trying to build muscle. A healthy diet contains 10% fat. This is needed to absorb Vitamin A etc. which are only fat soluble. In addition to that, there is no need to ingest more fat. Fat will make you look big, yes, but it is quite obviously that fat does not resemble muscle.
Some people believe that they can get fat first and work that slowly into muscle. Interesting idea, but it doesn’t work. The chemistry is, fat has different compositions than muscle so the magical process some people are dreaming of is actually composed of two true processes. Step one: fat is shred down when you are working and burning calories. Step two: if you are doing weights then you are also gaining muscle. Now if you don’t have fat in the first place, isn’t the first step eliminated? Now you can do less cardio and more weight training with the same amount of energy. Don’t get fat and think you can turn that into muscle.
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