BIGGEST Fitness Myths you need to STOP Believing

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One who is looking to lose weight, should not eat Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Walnuts because they are high in fat. Myth. If somebody is looking to lose weight, he/she should not be eating post 6 PM. Myth. This is just the tip of the iceberg. So, in this video, we will bust 5 fitness myths which are so popular that we now actually believe them to be true. Hello Friends! Welcome to Fit Tuber. Starting with myth #5 which says that weight training stunts growth. Teenagers specially in India don’t go for weight training or they are not allowed to enter the gyms by their parents, thinking that weight training will stop their height. Well, this is completely untrue. No studies have ever been able to show that lifting weights inhibits or stunts growth. How tall a person will grow, depends mostly on genetics.

However, if one regularly exercises and maintains a balanced diet he/she can push his/her till a certain age. For men it is 21 years and for women it is 18 years. But there are no evidences to prove that weight training will put an impact on your height negatively. Training Chest, Back, Biceps, Triceps and other muscles of the body are nowhere related to the height of an individual. On the contrary, there are many bodybuilders who had started working out in their pre teens but are still above 6 feet. The only way by which one can hamper his/her height is if he/she starts taking steroids. Other than that, there is no problem whatsoever.

So, if you are not lifting because you think that it may stop your height. You should think again. Myth #4 is that eating Eggs and Nuts cause acne. Since childhood, we have been instructed to stay away from eggs and nuts. Specially in summers because they cause body heat, pimples, acne and what not. Well, this is also one major myth which needs to be busted. Eating nuts do not cause pimples. Pimples are formed when the dirt and oil is stuck in between the pores of your skin. Well, acne is a major topic in itself and I will cover this in some other video but you should know one thing that egg whites and nuts are a very important source of protein and healthy fats respectively. And they should be a part of your diet irrespective of the weather conditions.

Although, it is true that eating too many eggs or nuts may cause heat in the body but then any food consumed in excess has it’s own side effects. As far as eggs are concerned, only yolks may cause body heat. And I have already discussed this in my previous videos that one should not eat more than two whole eggs a day. As far as egg whites are concerned, one can eat 10-15 egg whites even in summers. On the other hand, nuts are a great source of healthy fats. One can consume 2 handfuls of nuts on a daily basis without any kind of problem. So, I think this is high time we debunk this myth and stop compromising on a balanced diet because of the weather conditions.

Myth #3 is spot reduction. Now, many people ask this question that how can they reduce fat from their thighs? Or how can they reduce fat only from the arms? Well, fortunately or unfortunately one can not reduce fat from the specific parts of the body. For most people, fat accumulates like the layers of the onion. And it goes off in the same way from the whole body. Although, one can strengthen the muscles of one part of the body, he/she can not reduce the fat from the specific part. So, if you want to cut off fat from one part of the body, it is not possible. Myth #2 is that girls should not do weight training because they will get bulky. Most girls refrain from lifting weight because they think that it might make their body bulky like that of boys. Well, this is also a very common myth which needs to be busted as soon as possible. The major reason as to why boys get a muscular body is because of the hormone called testosterone. The quantity of testosterone present in women is very less. So, no matter how much weight you lift, you will never get a muscular body.

If you have ever seen a girl who has been lifting weights and has a muscular bulky body, it can only be because she has been injecting testosterone in her body. So if a girl will lift weights, it will help her increase her strength, tone the body, burn more calories and effectively lose body fat. So, if you are woman looking to cut body fat, I would suggest you to go for weight training. Don’t worry, you will not get bulky. On the contrary, you will be surprised to see the results.

Myth #1 is that one can not lose weight without exercising. Now, I have come across many people who think that they are not able to lose weight because they are very busy and have no time to exercise. If you are also one of them, who is looking to lose weight but is too busy to exercise then I have a good news for you. The way our body shapes depends 80% on what and how much we eat and only 20% on how much we exercise. So, if you are looking to lose weight, all you need to do is maintain a proper diet. Now, when I say diet, I don’t mean that you should be starving yourself. Instead eat a diet which is well balanced with Complex carbohydrates, Protein, Healthy fats, Vitamins and Minerals. The basic funda to lose weight is that calories consumed per day should be less than your maintenance calories. For example: Your maintenance calories come out to be 2000. So, if you consume 1800 calories on a daily basis you are bound to lose weight.

So friends, these were some of the myths which I thought were very common and needed to be busted. So, I hope you found this video helpful. Well, if you did, please do give it a THUMBS UP and also please do remember to SUBSCRIBE to my channel. My name is Vivek, I thank you so much for watching..

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