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Date published: April 1, 2015
Of every three American adults, one is obese, one is overweight, and only one is lean. And all of us are at risk for gaining more.
From the latest “you’ll never be hungry” diet to that “weird tip to lose belly fat,” most dieting myths focus on how to lose weight. Yet myths, misunderstandings, and excuses also explain how we got that spare tire in the first place.
If we knew more about what happens to the excess calories we eat-and how hard it may be to lose them for good-maybe we’d think twice before we reach for that extra slice of pizza or cheesecake.
It’s no secret that losing weight-and keeping it off-is tough. That’s all the more reason to avoid moving up a pants size in the first place. Here we correct 8 common misconceptions to help you play defense in the battle of the bulge.
1 I can lose it later.
Let’s say you’ve been on vacation. Or it’s the holidays. You know you’ve put on a few pounds, but so what? You’ll just cut back when things get back to normal, and your waist will shrink back to its pre-vacation or preholiday size in a few weeks, right?