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28 Weight Loss Myths That Pack on Pounds

People — on and off the internet — have a lot to say about weight loss. So much so that trying to find out whom to listen to can be overwhelming, and it’s difficult to be sure what true.

One undeniable fact is that being overweight or obese can contribute to numerous health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. But losing the excess pounds is no rocket science and, unfortunately, and there is no single solution that works for everybody.

24/7 Tempo consulted several nutritionists and fitness trainers to identify at least 27 myths about weight loss that can actually result in weight gain.

The short answer is that people should shed pounds in a safe, smart, and sustainable way, which usually involves not believing everything you read online and consulting with a professional. Eating a balanced diet is key, but not all foods and drinks are created equal – these are some “healthy” foods that are actually ruining your diet.

There is no denying that losing weight is hard work, whether you’re trying to get rid of 5 or 25 pounds. They key to long-term success is how you approach that goal and whether you manage to avoid some common mistakes.

Click here to learn about the 28 weight loss myths that pack on pounds.

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