Weight loss coach debunks three 'myths' people need to stop believing

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A weight loss coach has debunked three common myths that many people believe but shouldn't. Shayne Rowland, known as @proflex. health on TikTok, cautions against falling for these widespread misconceptions in the fitness industry.

He challenges the veracity of so-called facts about calories, what and when we eat and drink, asserting that they are often misleading.

What are these myths? According to the expert, here are three dietary misconceptions you should discard if you're serious about losing weight, reports the Mirror.

Myth 1 - Eating late at night makes you gain more weight.

The expert explains: "Eating late at night leads to weight gain. The truth is 500 calories of Oreos is still 500 calories whether it's 10am or 10pm. So there's nothing about it being night that makes the calories inherently bad. It's probably the fact when it gets to the night time, that's the time you are more likely to over eat - or down a bottle of wine."

Myth 2 - All calories are equal.

He says: "All calories are equal. I don't think so. If we look at 250 calories worth of Pringles versus 250 calories of berries, I can tell you what one you are going to feel more full after."

"So while the calorie amount might be equal between these two, they are not going to have the same affect on your body. And one of them is going to make the weight loss process a whole lot easier."

Myth 3 - Sugar free drinks should be avoided.

He clarifies: "The third myth is that sugar free drinks are the enemy, when in fact, they can actually be a really helpful tool when you are trying to lose weight."

Holding up a Pepsi Max can, he suggests: "If you've got a bit of a sweet craving, you want to try and curb your hunger, you can have something like this which has got hardly any calories in it which potentially could stop you from going and overeating on other food."