The Top Five Weight-Loss Myths, Debunked

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried to lose weight at some point in your life. And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably failed. Why is weight loss so difficult? One of the biggest reasons is that there’s so much misinformation out there. With all of the so-called “experts” peddling their wares, it’s hard to know who to believe and what advice to follow. This can be especially true when it comes to weight loss, where myths and old wives’ tales abound.
In this blog post, we’ll dispel some of the most common weight-loss myths and set the record straight. Read on to learn the truth about losing weight once and for all.

MYTH #1: Crash diets are the best way to lose weight quickly.
TRUTH: A healthy weight loss plan should not involve skipping meals or starving yourself. These types of restrictive diets are not only unhealthy, but they’re also ineffective in the long run. When you deprive your body of essential nutrients, it will go into “starvation mode,” which actually slows down your metabolism and makes it harder to lose weight. Plus, when you eventually do start eating again (and you will), you’re more likely to gain back all of the weight—and then some—that you lost.
MYTH #2: You need to eat fewer calories than you burn in order to lose weight.
TRUTH: This one isn’t entirely false; in order to lose weight, you do need to be in a caloric deficit (meaning you’re consuming fewer calories than your body is burning). However, where this myth goes wrong is in its implication that all calories are created equal. In reality, the quality of the calories you consume is just as important as the quantity—if not more so.
For example, two people could eat the same number of calories in a day, but if one person’s diet consists mostly of processed junk food while the other person’s diet is made up of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, guess who’s going to lose more weight? That’s right—the latter individual will be better off because they’re consuming fewer empty calories that their body doesn’t need or want.
MYTH #3: You have to exercise for hours every day to lose weight.
TRUTH: While exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle—weight loss included—you don’t need to spend hours at the gym every day in order to see results. In fact, research has shown that moderate-intensity exercises like walking or biking are just as effective as high-intensity workouts when it comes to losing weight. So if you don’t have time for a lengthy workout session, don’t worry—a few minutes of cardio will do the trick!
MYTH #4: All fat is bad for you.
TRUTH: It’s true that too much fat can lead to obesity and all of its associated health problems, but that doesn’t mean that all fat is bad for you! In fact, there are two types of fat—saturated and unsaturated—and only one of them is actually harmful to your health. Saturated fat is found in animal products like red meat and full-fat dairy products; unsaturated fat is found in plant-based oils like olive oil and avocado oil. Experts recommend limiting saturated fat intake as much as possible; however, unsaturated fats can actually help promote heart health and support a healthy weight…as long as they’re consumed in moderation, of course!

Weight loss isn’t easy—but it doesn’t have to be complicated either. By debunking some common misconceptions about dieting and exercise, we hope we’ve cleared up some confusion and made the path toward better health a little bit easier for you to follow. Remember: when it comes to losing weight (and keeping it off), slow and steady wins the race!

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Jose Portillo
October 3, 2023

Very professional people

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June 13, 2023

El tratamiento médico es excelente, el trato del personal te hace sentir mucho mejor es hasta terapéutico.

Gerardo Sosa
June 5, 2023

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April 21, 2023

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Johan Cervantes
April 21, 2023

This is a GREAT clinic, I had bad elbow pain after a injury in a soccer game, my mom took me to my pediatrician and she said it was fine, the pain was still there for a few days and my mom decided to take me to this clinic, the doctor there then took a look at it and sent me to get a MRI and X-Rays and I had a hyper extension on my elbow tendon, the doctor then sent me the required medication. This isn’t the first time I go since I always go there when I get hurt/sick. Definitely recommend this place.

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April 15, 2023

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La familia asistimos desde hace 9 años a la clínica Angel con la Provedora de Salud Angélica y nos gusta su trato tanto en la salud como en el trato personal y les agradecemos su atención

Jose Bravo
April 14, 2023

Mi familia y yo asistimos a la clínica Angel desde hace 9 años con la proveedora de salud Angélica y siempre nos a dado una buena atención en la salud como un buen trato a nuestra persona, seguiremos asistiendo para tener una una buena salud, gracias por su atención

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August 11, 2022

Muy amables las recepcionistas y te atienden súper rápido y los Doctores que no se diga son los mejores 👍🏽😉

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August 11, 2022

Excellent Medical Service. Yuli at front desk was extremely helpful with all medical information. I will definitely use this clinic again.

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June 8, 2022

English/ Español I went there 2 weeks ago. Took my son there because his pediatrician (Texas Children) was not able to pinpoint the cause of my sons abdominal pain. When I explained the doctor the situation, she immediately said it could be either his intestine or muscle related. Sure enough, it was muscle related.. She prescribed him medicine and rest time (he plays soccer) .. He is doing so much better. I always go there when I feel my primary pcps are not doing a great job. I trust the providers at Ángels Medical clinic./ Lleve a mi hijo hace como 2 semanas, su pediatra (Texas Children) no descubría la causa del dolor en el abdomen de mi hijo, y ordenó exámenes que yo sentia no tenían nada que ver con su dolor. Lo lleve a la clínica Ángel por que los doctores allí son confiables, y la doctora me dijo que podria ser una de dos cosas, el intestino o el músculo. Justo como lo había sospechado era el músculo, la doctora le mando medicamento y ahora mi hijo está mucho mejor… Siempre que mis doctores primarios no están haciendo bien su trabajo, yo voy a la clínica del Ángel y siguiendo sus ordenes mi familia y yo nos hemos sentido mucho mejor. Muy agradecida.

Yo le doi gracias a Dios que la doctora atendió a mi hijo a pesar de que su agenda del día ya estaba llena, le agradezco a la Dra Angelica por aver echo el tiempo de ver a mi hijo con mucha amabilidad y paciencia a pesar de que ya eran las 8 pm y el día avía sido muy largo, gracias por todo y Dios les bendiga en el poderoso nombre de Jesús de Nazaret!

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April 2, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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