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It’s no secret that the Fitness industry is riddled with all kinds of convincing, yet totally inaccurate thoughts regarding the most effective ways to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.
The most common ones you hear have been around for what seems like a century, and all they do is continue to cause mass amounts of confusion for those still trying to figure it all out.
You can’t eat carbs at night
You have to do at least 60 minutes of cardio in order to burn fat
You can’t eat anything but Chicken + Asparagus
I’m here to clear the air and bust some of these myths that seem to be standing between you and that life you so desperately want.
We’re all Only Human, and we’re all still figuring out what’s best for us as unique individuals.
Dieting + Being Fit has to be difficult and strenuous
This is one of the most common myths people buy into and the reason that so many feel like they can’t commit to a healthier lifestyle.
The industry has sold us on the notion that health and fitness costs a lot of time and a lot of money and therefore, we don’t even begin to try.The media is constantly using super fit athletes (typically Photoshopped), bodybuilders and cross fitters to make this message loud and clear!
Keep in mind, you don’t have to look a certain way in order to be healthy. It’s all about discovering what works best for you.
For a long time, the industry’s primary focus was how to make money. Using your insecurities and lack of motivation was easier than teaching you a lifestyle and being an ally and partner through your journey.
This has especially been true in terms of dieting and nutrition. Those who have been the most successful in this industry have some kind of system or diet plan that they want you to believe you need.
Bottom Line, the industry often times wants you to think that you NEED that specific diet plan, or you NEED the expensive personal training package your gym offers, when in reality, it may not even be what’s right for you.
If you’re not sure where to start, I offer an excellent beginner’s guide with some amazing tips to help get things moving. Check out my FREE Simple Steps to Change Beginner’s Guide.
You need Supplements
The fitness industry loves to make you believe that supplements are going to help you achieve your goals.
Just like with nutrition, someone always has some type of product that they want you to believe is going to speed up the process to your results. If you’re willing to pay for it, they’re willing to sell it to you without educating you on whether you actually need it.
Don’t get me wrong, supplements serve their purpose in optimally supporting you with your diet, or making things just a tad bit easier, however, you can get just as amazing results from consuming whole foods as well.
The best professionals who genuinely want to help you aren’t just about money, and will tell you up front that other than essential vitamins, supplements are really just personal preference, and are certainly not needed for a healthy lifestyle.
You have to do excessive cardio
Let’s have a chat about this for a minute, shall we? If you were to consider the main reasons for performing cardio during a workout, you might be thinking something like “UGH, I really need to burn off that cheeseburger, beers, and fries that I shouldn’t have had last night, I’m going to do an hour of cardio today to make up for that.”
Instead of looking at cardio practically and using it as a tool to achieve our goals, we treat it as punishment for consuming something we feel guilty for. That alone can cause you to dread your workout when it should be something that provides enjoyment and helps you release stress.”
This myth has been around in the industry for ages. It typically goes hand in hand with the notion that fitness is hard, and you need a very specific diet and training program to achieve fat loss. It also is mainly due to a lack of knowledge towards weight loss. While a little accountability and direction can certainly help, it is not always necessary, and some professionals will only continue to encourage this idea that you’ve got to perform strenuous activity daily.
If you ever find yourself getting lost in the mess and confusion of the Fitness industry, it is important to note that all you ever truly need in order to be successful at anything, is a little knowledge, determination, and a whole lot of heart.
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