The first myth is that Dieting Works. It does, but it's only a short-term solution for a long-term problem. Diets temporarily change your eating habits and you lose the weight, but once you go back to eating the way you used to the weight creeps back on. Diets can also slow your metabolism down, cause muscle loss, and don't deal with the emotions or behavior that got you fat in the first place
Myth #2 - all you have to do to lose weight is cut fat. One gram of fat is nine calories; one gram of protein or carbs is only four, so everyone's obsessed about cutting fat from their diet. But if you eat more calories than you burn, it's going to be stored as fat no matter what kind of food you're eating.
Myth #3 - drinking water helps you lose weight. 70% of the human body is water, and it helps regulate body temperature, cushion joints and bring oxygen to your cells. But it doesn't help you lose weight at all.
And Myth #4 - you can't eat after 8 p.m. Not true. Your body's metabolism runs 24/7, and the time of day you eat is absolutely unimportant. It's all down to the number of calories you consume.
The bottom line is, there are no diet miracles. It takes time and effort to lose weight. So, look at the habits that made you gain weight in the first place. And one by one, replace them with healthier behavior.
So says the Fitness Guru.