(Closed) Fitness myths that you hate hearing?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@smith2be:omg one of my biggest too….organic does not = healthy!

They make organic Cheetos for goodness sake!  It’s not healthy!  (nor very organic from what I’ve been reading)

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@kingytobe: So lets say I am doing zumba, should I eat something with a lot of carbs before or after working out?

Fitness is so confusing Cry

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@tranquility:im confused too!!!

i like to run with my dogs… like 2 miles…. so it takes me about 25-30 minutes…. so should i be eating carbs before? im lost…… dont eat my hard earned muscle!!!!!! eeek!

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@tranquility: as far as I know, Zumba is more interval-like, so I think you’re good either way, I just wouldn’t cut carbs out

Post # 49
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

“Vegetarians don’t get enough ______ (protein, fat, zinc, etc.).” This is almost never true, unless the vegetarian is super dumb.

“I can eat whatever I want and lose weight if I just work out enough.” yea, no, that pretty much never ever works.

“Skipping meals helps you lose weight.” No. Just no. No!

“You should never eat ________ (fast food, 2% milk, chocolate, icea cream, red meat, potatoes, etc.)” Almost anything can be worked into a healthy diet in moderation.

“If you want to lose weight you must do _________ (spin class, weight lifting, swimming, etc.)” You gotta find what works for you. What works for someone else might be horrible for you.

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not sure how this fits in as a myth, but I HATE that the pre-packaged Healthy Choice (or other brand) lunches are SO HIGH in sodium!  I am eating one today for lunch (because I woke up late and it was a quick grab) and dear GOD – 1200mg sodium?!?  Welp, I guess I will be retaining water for the next few days….. 

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@Keltaena: I recommend the Nike Fusion series.  They are running shoes, but so comfy.  I have trouble with most shoes (I’m underpronated – I walk on the outside of my feet) and these are like heaven.  First time in ages that I did a body pump class without my feet aching and falling asleep.  I got the turquoise ones – they are LOUD! but I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@bklynbridetobe: That’s totally me and it’s so sad, lol.  Actually, that’s a lie, if I have a good workout I can’t look at a cigarette without wanting to die until the next day, but I know I’ve had a bad workout if after dinner I kinda want one.  I’m not a super heavy smoker though, usually only 1 or 2 a day.

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Edited.

No one eats a million calories a day, is totally sedentery, and teeny tiny. No one. (I’m referring to adults only. Teenage boys are another story)

Post # 54
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“Wait..what’s so bad about the low carb diet (besides the loads of fat, salt and cholesterol…oh wait…yeah…)”

 

That’s not how a good low carb diet should go.

A good low carb diet would be similar to the paleo diet, when in general is eating a serving of quality meat (something like a peice of fish or a grass-fed steak; not a hot dog) and loading up on veggies and fruits. And fats aren’t bad, you just have to use healthier and more natural/traditional fats like butter, olive oil, coconut oil; not margarine or Crisco. Although I could never do strict paleo because I love cheese! But I do try to not eat tons of carbs.

Americans do significantly over-eat on grain-based carbs. Mammals in general are not meant to digest grain, it’s meat to pass through us intact and land itself in a nice pile of “fertilizer”. Grain-based carbs are also easy to over-indulge on: it’s nearly impossible to eat 2-3 steaks, but very easy to eat 2-3 huge bowls of pasta.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This isn’t so much of a myth is it is a weight loss gimmick but my Future Sister-In-Law has tried every diet known to man and is STILL overweight. She doesn’t realize that in order to lose weight, she needs to make healthy lifestyle changes. Her kids won’t touch any food that is whole wheat. Her constant dieting is sending the wrong message to her skinny children who I once overheard comparing whose ribs stick out more. Bah. Coming from a household where my Mom refused to have her picture taken because she hated how she looked, I know what effect that kind of shitty talk has on kiddos.

Future Sister-In-Law even considered having liposuction to get rid of her belly fat but when her doctor told her after having lipo, you can’t gain weight back because it might turn your skin dimply, Future Sister-In-Law quickly dropped that idea. Shows you how dedicated she is to losing weight, right? *eye roll*

We don’t really get along, incase you can’t tell lol.

 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@highwire:  I think even the idea that there is a “perfect body” is a myth.

I would actually disagree and say that there are people who can be very thin without exercise or food restriction.  Very few of them actually eat a ton, but I’ve known lots of people who eat moderate to heavy amounts of food, never exercise, and stay skinny.  Genetics can be really powerful influences. 

Ugh, my fiance’s brother (in his case, I think it’s a thyroid condition from when he was a child, and not just family genetics) will eat PURE DUCK FAT.  like he stole the fat off my plate and ate it with a fork just to be a punk.  He definitely never ever restricts what he’s eating, and doesn’t work out, and is stick thin.  ETA: I think his cholesterol is like 500 or something.

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“The myth that some people are just perfectly shaped naturally and eat whatever they want and never excercise. NO”

 

That actually is true for some people. I’m fortunate to be one of them, I try to eat healthy now; but I don’t count calories, I do eat a lot (my co-workers put up a “hobbit meal planning” chart on my cube wall) and I don’t exercise (though I should! I’m working on changing that because I’m way out of shape) and I’ve weighed the same since high school, my weight fluxuates between 115-120. My older sister likes to work out, but when she does, she has to eat huge amounts of calories to even maintain her weight; a couple years ago she was training for Miss Fitness USA competition so she was working out twice a day, and was eating 4000+ calories a day, and still lost weight. It’s just genetics for some people.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

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@Entangled: I also think it depends on the person what would be considered “restricting”. For me, only eating one meal a day would feel really restricting, but someone else might just naturally eat that way.

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

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@abbyful: I edited. You are right, genetics does play a big part in things. But you did say that you try to eat healthy, which probably contributes to your weight maintenence.

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