Top 20 dieting myths to forget in 2020

By author photo Jenny Craig Team

hints-and-tips

With the start of a new year upon us, now is a good time to reflect on some of the weight loss myths that have been popular over the past decade.

We’ve compiled a list of the most common weight loss myths we want you to leave behind in 2019:

  1. You have to give up your favourite foods to lose weight
  2. You have to cut carbs to lose weight
  3. You have to be hungry or starving to lose weight
  4. Bread is bad for you
  5. Skipping meals will help you lose weight faster
  6. Snacking is bad and leads to weight gain
  7. You can’t have any treats or sweets if you’re trying to lose weight
  8. You have to cut sugar to lose weight
  9. Eating pasta leads to weight gain
  10. Eating fat makes you fat
  11. Fruit has too much sugar
  12. You need to detox to kickstart your metabolism
  13. Juice cleanses help to detoxify the body
  14. Eating gluten-free is healthier and will make you lose weight
  15. You need to exercise intensely to lose weight
  16. Certain foods will help you burn fat
  17. Bananas are fattening
  18. Dairy is bad for you
  19. Going vegetarian or vegan will guarantee you lose weight
  20. Coconut oil will solve all your problems.

    After reading all these myths it’s important to note that there is no magic bullet when it comes to losing weight and being healthy, and you don’t have to sacrifice carbs, fruit or the foods you love to achieve your goals. If you’re looking to lose weight, don’t search for that quick fix as it’s possible to lose weight while eating delicious whole foods with the occasional treat.

    Speak to your Jenny Craig Consultant to find out more today!

    start your journey now

    related articles

    • The benefits of having support during your weight-loss journey

      By author photo Karen Stafford

      Weight-loss support is key to your ongoing success and long-term weight-loss maintenance. You don’t have to spend your weight-loss journey alone and struggling...

      Read More
    • Get Inspired September Edition 2020

      By author photo Jenny Craig Team

      This edition of Get Inspired is filled with tips and tricks to beat that 3pm slump and is filled with creative ways to...

      Read More
    • How to beat the 3pm slump

      By author photo Karen Stafford

      We’ve all heard about it, after a productive morning and lunch break you hit that slump in the afternoon when you feel tired...

      Read More