With hundreds of products and weight reduction theories, confusion begins to creep in. There is a lot of good information, however, there are also a lot of myths, misinformation and scams. The following common weight reduction myths and facts will set you on a healthy track to reduce and maintain your ideal weight.
Humans are born with the most important effective food management tool—a hypothalamus, which helps to regulate the amount of food required for maintaining optimum health and weight. The main function of the hypothalamus is homeostasis, or maintaining the body’s status quo. Factors such as blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, and body weight are held to a precise value called the set-point. Although this set-point can migrate over time, from day to day it is remarkably fixed.