The fitness industry is full of fake supplements, fake coaches and God knows what all other fake things out there. With fake coaches comes their fake advice that holds its own place and has been prevalent since a long long time.
Read on to know more about some of these fake promises that are generally made by these so-called 'fake coaches' and let's find out if there is a shred of truth to them:1. Fat Burners Will Get You Lean
Sold by various fancy names like the fat cutter and fat destroyer, the only thing that these fat burners are going to destroy is your pocket. You are better off investing in a good coach and proper dietary foods. If at all, these fat burners may help a professional athlete before a competition. If you are an amateur just trying to find his way to get fit and lean, you will get no advantage by including any fat burner in your supplement arsenal.2. Arbuterol Is Effective In Burning Fat
Trainers often recommend this supplement to their clients for extreme fat loss. Had these trainers ever noticed the contents of the product and their usage in the human body, the scenario would've been different. Arbeturol is actually a diuretic which may help you with getting rid of subcutaneous water retention. It plays with the mineral levels in your body temporarily. While it may help you in looking a little dry for some days but it is not going to be helpful in burning fat in any manner.3. Don't Have Salt In Your Diet
The credit to this one goes to competitive bodybuilding. Competitive Bodybuilders use this strategy of leaving salt before their competition to look sharper on the stage. Salt has nothing to do with fat loss. It is used for temporary loss of fluid, which is also debatable. Salt has no direct correlation to fat loss and thus you should not leave salt to get lean.4. “Keto Worked For My Friend, It Will Work For You Too”
The ketogenic diet is quite popular these days. Drastic results in weeks have made it immensely popular with people who are overweight and obese. While it may have worked wonders for someone but it is not necessary that it will do the same for you. I've seen people failing miserably on this diet. For people who did achieve fat loss using keto, gained back the lost weight in a couple of weeks as they resumed carbs in their diet. I've seen people claiming that keto is the best diet for fat loss.
No, it's not. The best diet for fat loss is the one which is sustainable in the long run and can be made a part of the lifestyle. If that's what you can promise then keto may be the best diet for you otherwise you will be in a limbo of losing weight and gaining it back after introducing carbs in your diet.5. Leaving Chapati Out Of Your Diet Will Get You Lean
Majority of the trainers still believe in the philosophy of eliminating chapati from a client's diet to make him lean. Well, that's what happens when you ask your trainer to prepare a diet plan for you. Chapati is a very good source of carb that has a decent GI index. It also has good fibre content making it an ideal choice to be included in your daily diet. And yes, you can get lean while having chapati in your diet daily. What really matters for fat loss is your overall macro intake for the day and not just a single food item.
Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/