Navigating weight loss information can be daunting. Many popular beliefs are only partly true, MedlinePlus says.
MedlinePlus debunked a few common myths:
MYTH: “No-fat” or “low-fat” foods help you lose weight.
FACT: Many no-fat and low-fat foods have added sugar and salt, and more calories.
MYTH: Fasting will help you lose weight quickly.
FACT: Fasting is not usually healthy. People who fast tend to lose more muscle than fat.
MYTH: Slow weight loss is the only proven weight loss method.
FACT: There are many options out there. Be careful and avoid fad diets that are unsafe and promise unrealistic results.
Talk to a dietician to see what is best for you and your goals.