3 Weight Loss Myths that are Preventing You from Losing Weight

Losing weight is easy, maintaining your new weight is the problem.

Rodolfo Urbano
3 min readApr 27, 2022


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Being overweight and obese is associated with a number of health problems including diabetes 2, hypertension, stroke, fatty liver diseases, etc.

Not only does it pose certain health risks, but it also negatively impacts your appearance physically.

So if you have been struggling with your weight for years, weight loss can be one of life’s most difficult challenges.

As a result, many people turn to quick fixes and fad diets in order to lose weight.

Here are some common misconceptions regarding weight loss.

Exercise will help you lose weight.

I’ve been blinded by this idea for many years.

True, exercise is part of the equation of weight loss. But exercise by itself alone will not do the job.

I started running when I quit smoking. I would run for an hour six times a week. I erroneously believed that exercise alone, especially those that involved intense activities will make me lose weight.

I was wrong, I never lost a single pound running.

Since I quit smoking, the taste of food has never been so much better. So even though I was running hard almost every day, I was consuming food more than my body needed.

It took a while for me to realize that in order to lose weight successfully, I have to reduce my food consumption. And so I did, then I started losing weight.

Certain foods or drinks can boost metabolism to help you lose weight.

I am a green tea lover and I’ve been drinking it for years. One of the reasons why I fell in love with it is because it is claimed that it is effective in weight loss.

I hate to say it, but no matter how many cups I drank, I didn’t lose weight. But I kept on drinking it because of its healthy benefits.

The same thing with certain foods like beans, dark chocolate, nuts apples, and yogurt (source). All claim that these types of foods will help…



Rodolfo Urbano

CPA by profession, entrepreneur, and aspiring writer on the side. Lives in Saipan.