INBA PNBA bikini pro Amanda Martin reveals everyday fitness and nutrition myths.
Because of the internet and boundless information, much fitness and nutrition misinformation floats the web. Unfortunately, many people aiming for a fitness goal still follow many fitness and nutrition myths, hindering them from reaching their goals. International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) bikini athlete Amanda Martin details common fitness and nutrition misconceptions.
On a social media post from December 20, 2021, Amanda Martin shared these fitness myths and responses below:
“YOU CANNOT CONSUME CARBS AFTER 6 PM – YOUR BODY DOES NOT JUST MAGICALLY START STORING CARBS WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES 6 PM. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT OVER THE COURSE OF A DAY/WEEK, YOUR CALORIES ARE BEING MET.
INTERMITTENT FASTING IS THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS – IT’S NOT MAGIC, IT’S JUST A WAY OF SHORTENING YOUR EATING WINDOW TO INCREASE ADHERENCE WHEN IN A DEFICIT.
YOU CAN SPOT REDUCE FAT LOSS – SORRY TO TELL YOU, BUT YOU CANNOT SPOT REDUCE WHERE YOU LOSE BODY FAT FROM.
THE LATEST DETOX, SKINNY TEA, FIT TEA TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT FASTER – WHAT WILL GET YOU MORE RESULTS IS FOCUSING ON YOUR CURRENT NUTRITION. START BY REDUCING PROCESSED FOODS & TAKE AWAY, & LOOK AT INCREASING YOUR INTAKE OF PROTEIN, FRUIT, AND VEGETABLES.
WEIGHTS WILL MAKE YOU BULKY – AS FEMALES WE DO NOT PRODUCE ENOUGH TESTOSTERONE TO TURN INTO THE HULK. SO UNLESS YOU USE THE ‘SPECIAL’ JUICE, YOU WILL NOT GET BULKY
THE MAGICAL 1200 CALORIE DIET – NOW WHILST SOME PEOPLE MAY NEED TO DIET ON 1200 CALORIES, FOR MOST THIS IS SEVERELY TOO LOW.”
According to Amanda Martin, some everyday fitness and nutrition myths are:
- You can’t consume carbs after 6 pm.
- Intermittent fasting is the key to weight loss.
- You can spot reduce fat loss.
- Detox, skinny, and fit teas help you lose weight faster.
- Lifting weights will make you bulky.
Martin goes on to debunk these myths. Martin says that it doesn’t matter what time of day you eat carbs. She states that it’s your daily/weekly calories that matter.
Moreover, Amanda Martin states that intermittent fasting is not magical. It’s just a tool to help you stick to eating fewer calories in a caloric deficit since it shortens your eating window. Martin also claims that you can’t choose where you reduce or store body fat. She then acknowledges that most women store fat in their hips and glutes.
Furthermore, she said that weight loss teas would not make you lose fat faster. Your nutrition is what matters. And Martin says that lifting weights will not make women bulky since they don’t produce enough testosterone.
Lastly, Martin says that a 1200 calorie diet isn’t appropriate for everyone. And it’s better to start a caloric deficit on the higher end to prevent stagnation and help with sustainability.
You can see Amand Martin’s complete statement on Instagram below.
Many fitness and nutrition myths are floating around, and this article named some of the most common ones. Your daily/weekly nutrition targets are what matter when it comes to nutrition. You can’t control where you lose/store fat, and lifting weights won’t make women bulky.