9. DIETING IS EFFECTIVE
Let’s unpack this myth for a moment. Changing how you eat is obviously paramount to transforming your body. But “dieting,” i.e., restricting yourself to one specific way of eating, is what we’re attacking here. You will more than likely lose weight if you adhere to any diet, but the problem is maintaining that lifestyle. 85 percent of people who diet regain all the weight they lost within 12 months. So dieting is effective—for a time. But if you want your new physique to last longer than a weekend in Myrtle Beach, you’d better read on.
10. “DIET” FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU
Learn to read nutritional labels, not big, bold marketing buzzwords on the front of a package. Foods with a high percentage of unnatural ingredients are best avoided. You may be surprised to discover how much sugar, additives, and unhealthy oils are contained in the diet foods and drinks you regularly consume, some of which may be labeled as natural or organic.