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Fitness myths debunked
Today I’m debunking some of the most common fitness myths. Knowing the truth behind these myths will help you towards a more sustainable fitness journey⁠ ⁠ Myth ❎ Weight lifting makes women bulky⁠ Fact ✅ Weight lifting is for both men and women. Men have testosterone which allows them to become bulkier, build more muscle. Women don’t so strength training will improve posture confidence and help towards a stronger and functional body⁠ ⁠ The amount of weight lifted follows the same principles for both men and women,.⁠ ⁠ Myth ❎ Carbs after 6pm are bad⁠ Fact ✅ Carbs can be consumed any time of day. If you’re worried about gaining weight then focus on becoming active and not exceeding your maintenance calories. A healthy diet doesn’t stray off any macronutrient as they’re all essential⁠ ⁠ Myth ❎ Carbs make you fat⁠ Fact ✅ Excess calories make you fat. Carbs alone don’t do that. What can make you fat is eating lots of processed carbs in the form of cookies, doughnuts and pizza. Focus on whole plant carb sources like potatoes, starchy vegetables, whole grains and beans⁠ ⁠ Myth ❎ Protein is super important⁠ Fact ✅ Nutrients are priority, then comes protein. While you do need sufficient protein to sustain a healthy body and build or maintain muscle mass, an obsession over protein can be an unhealthy one. Focus on getting in your micronutrients and ensure you’re getting in enough calories and protein⁠ ⁠ Myth ❎ Fasted cardio burns more fat⁠ Fact ✅ Being in a caloric deficit burns fat. While fasted cardio might work for some, it does not burn more calories than if you’d do that cardio session in the evening⁠ ⁠.