Scientists have drawn up a list of the most common misconceptions about why we get fat.
The first place in the top shows that we don’t understand how the body works. Thus, if we eat more calories than we digest through our daily activity, then the surplus will be fat. Maybe we don’t eat more than others, but we definitely eat more than we need. A seemingly small caloric increase of 25-30 kilocalories per day through accumulation leads to a surplus of 9,000- 18,000 calories per year, so adding to 1.5-2.5 pounds.
In fact, studies have shown that many carbohydrate diets are less fattening than those with many fats. It is recommended to reduce the total ingested quantity of grains but not the total elimination from the diet. It is also recommended that instead of white bread and refined pasta, to eat whole grains that have more fiber and vitamins, at the same number of calories.
In diets where weight is reduced by 5 kilograms in a short time, water and glycogen are mainly lost (the glucose deposit in the muscle that delivers energy for muscle activity) and not fat. Our body has, in principle, 10-15 pounds of fat: 8-15 pounds, women and 10-20 pounds, men. Thus, in order to lose weight, it is essential to eat less than the body needs, to “melt” the fat deposits and to take care of the proportion of carbohydrates and protein in the diet.