5 Common Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

As soon as you decide to lose weight you’ll be overwhelmed with tips, tricks, and “proven facts” about weight loss.

These common myths are enough to derail the plans and goals of even those with the best intentions. And as such, it’s important to understand the facts behind each myth to ensure you stay on track with your weight loss efforts.

Many myths conflict with factual information you need to know to lose weight. Below, we’re debunking five of the most problematic weight loss myths and discussing the truth about each. This information will enable you to pursue your own weight loss journey well-equipped for success.

Which of the following statements is not a weight loss myth? None ?

  1. Exercise Isn’t Important for Weight Loss

With some studies suggesting diet alone is enough for weight loss, it’s common for people to be confused as to whether they should choose to exercise or not. The premise behind this myth is simple: If you exercise, you’ll be hungrier. Because of this, you’ll eat more, thereby compromising your efforts to decrease caloric intake and lose weight.

Exercise Class At Gym

But this just isn’t true.

Recent studies reveal that while those who exercise do compensate by eating more, they don’t eat enough to surpass the calories they’ve burned during exercise. This creates a negative energy balance, making it simpler for these people to lose weight and keep it off.

  1. Removing One Food From Your Diet Will Make You Successful

When you limit any kind of food from your diet, you are bound to lose weight. After all, you’re consuming less calories so naturally, this deficiency will turn to weight loss if not replaced by other foods.

This myth is the premise of many fad diets. Likewise, it’s the reason many people gain weight if they accept this myth as fact. Not only do people have a difficult time following diets like this, they also get tired of following such a restrictive plan. Additionally, fad and restrictive diets often lead to nutritional deficiencies. This makes them unhealthy and you should not follow them.

Instead, focus on consuming a well-balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Each plays an essential role in the body and must be consumed to achieve optimal health.

  1. Carbohydrates Will Make You Fat

Low-carb diets are amongst the most popular choices for dieters. That’s because many believe that carbohydrates, particularly simple carbohydrates, are closely linked with weight gain. But if you limit carbs, you’re increasing your risk of nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, low energy, and avoiding foods that offer health benefits.

In fact, carbohydrates won’t cause you to gain weight when you consume them correctly on any diet. Whole grains, starchy vegetables, and fibre-rich foods like fruit, vegetables, beans, and legumes are essential for energy and weight loss.

Naturally, you should limit refined sugars found in candy, desserts, white breads, and other simple carbohydrates. But when weight loss is your goal, consuming complex carbohydrates is a great way to boost your energy, burn fat, and support your weight loss goals.

  1. Skipping Meals Will Promote Weight Loss

The idea behind skipping meals is this: If you consume fewer calories (by cutting out an entire meal), you’ll create a caloric deficiency that causes weight loss. And while this seems like it should be true (if you adhere to the calories in/calories out method, that is), it’s just another myth.

Skipping meals will make you hungrier and prompt you to eat more, and likely overeat, at your next meal. Many studies even find a link between skipping breakfast and obesity. As such, skipping meals doesn’t serve any specific purpose. Rather, it serves as a setback for most people trying to lose weight.

Instead of skipping meals, pack healthy snacks and other food to ensure that when it’s time to eat, you’re always prepared.

  1. Snacking Causes Weight Gain and Should be Avoided


Whereas skipping meals often causes weight gain, snacking causes the opposite effect. Many dieters starve themselves between meals believing that doing so is necessary to lose weight. However, eating between meals helps you eat less at meals and helps prevent the common binging that occurs late in the day for those on a diet.

The key to smart snacking is to choose unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods. Doing so is a simple way to keep your metabolism high and your body fueled for your workouts and other essential weight loss activities.

Get the Information You Need for the Weight Loss You Want

Without the proper information, it’s difficult to lose weight. After all, if you believe a myth and diet accordingly, you run the risk of making mistakes that can cause the scale to head in the wrong direction.

One indisputable fact about weight loss remains that certain supplements can complement and further your own efforts. For example, PhenQ is a comprehensive supplement that not only burns fat and increases your energy levels, but suppresses your appetite as well. When combined with healthy lifestyle habits, this makes it simple to achieve the results you expect.

Remember, weight loss myths abound. Do your due diligence and research before believing any to ensure you aren’t falling victim to facts that will compromise your goals!

13 responses to “5 Common Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

  1. I have been on PhenQ for a little over a week, and I am still gaining weight. I’ll admit I am not making wise decisions when it comes to meals. As a result, I find myself wanting to give up. In 2008, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 172 lbs. When I reached my happy weight of 135 lbs. I was over the moon. I just want to get back there again. I keep pushing that needle up and up until I am currently in the 190s. I have to get this off for my health and for me. What do you suggest (other than wiring my jaws shut)? I need help!

    1. Hi Pamela,

      No worries, we are here to help you the best way we can. 🙂

      First of all, PhenQ is a natural supplement and as such, it might take some time for you to start feeling it’s full effect.

      Once it does, you will start feeling all it’s benefits, including appetite suppression, which will stop you from feeling hungry.

      However, you do need to be responsible with what you eat (specially if you eat even when you don’t feel hungry) outside your normal portions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and 1-2 daily snacks.

      If you go and grab biscuits all-the-time or have takeaway 2-3 times a week, there’s no weight loss solution in the world that will keep you shape – unless you spend countless hours at the gym burning all that you took in.

      Long story short, PhenQ will help you in multiple ways but you do need to try your best to avoid eating too much. Try go a few days like this:

      – 200/300 kcal for breakfast
      – 400/500 kcal for lunch
      – 200/300 kcal for mid-day snack
      – 400/500 kcal for dinner
      – Optional (1 extra snack of 200/300 kcal)

      Try to keep within this limits for a few days. No extra snacks or other food outside this 4/5 meals. As the for the optional late night one, do it only if you feel hungry and in cases where you are awake a couple of hours after dinner. If you go sleep 2-3h after dinner don’t bother.

      PhenQ should help you not feeling hungry despite the reduction of calorie intake. You just need to have the will power to not eat simply because you want to. 🙂

      Hope this helps,

      1. I have been taking phenq for 7 days and I have lost 7 pounds. Today is my first day taking a whole pill ,I have been splitting the pills in half because I wasn’t sure how my body was going to react to the meditcation. So far absolutely no side effects only weight lost…Im hoping to lose more weight now since I’m taking the whole pill…

        1. Hi Latonya,

          PhenQ is 100% natural so you wouldn’t have any issues, but that sounds like a sensible approach if you wanted to make sure.

          In terms of results, sounds good that you lost some weight already with half the dosage, looking forward to see what you can lose with the full dosage. If you need any help from us don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂


  2. Can you tell me the best time to take the tablet, I.e before, during or after a meal?

    1. Hi Danielle,

      During meals is the best so you have more support for your processes.

      We recommend 1 tablet during breakfast and 1 tablet at lunch.

  3. Jane if I take an anti anxiety Mex Pristq can I take phen q??

    1. Hi Christine,

      It should be fine as it’s a natural supplement, but as a general rule, if you have a medical condition you should double check with your doctor first. 🙂

  4. I have been taking Phenq for 10days now, although I havnt yet weighed myself I’ve been feeling great!!!!
    More Energy
    Felling Full
    Eating Less
    Making Smater Food Decisions

    I am wanting to lose 40kgs so have a long road to travel

    1. Hi Mary,

      That’s great to hear! 🙂

      Perhaps you could take some before & after pictures to show off your weight loss when the time comes?

  5. After much awaited, I received the product. Hurry to loose some weight immediate. Just started today with 5 km. Jogging and only 2 time food with high fibre diet. Hopeful to loose maximum. Feeling great. Very soon I ll post my experience . ????????

    1. Hi Rajesh,

      Apologies regarding the delivery. As much as we try getting the product to you as fast as possible we can’t always control how fast the couriers in certain countries are.

      No matter, the important part is that the product has reached you and I am looking forward to see your results soon! 🙂

  6. I’ve tryed Phenq a few months ago but it gave me too much jitters. I decided to try only half a pill..so far so good. Looking forward to seing results. Hope it will still work.

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