01/6 Popular weight loss tricks that actually DON'T work

The world is going crazy over losing weight and as new year is round the corner, the weight loss fever is getting even more intense. Everyone wants to look their best on the New Year’s eve and weight loss is their top resolution for the coming year.

If you are also someone whose resolution is to lose weight in the coming year, here is some help. Here are five popular weight loss tips that actually don’t work, so don't fall for them.

02/6​ Going on a detox

After weight loss, detox is the second big thing people are crazy about. The detox diets are popular for taking out toxins from your body and help you lose weight. But does that really happen? Certainly, not. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, detox diets don’t help you lose weight and in fact, can be harmful.

Even if someone loses weight by the end of a detox plan, it’s only temporary. As soon as one gets back to their regular eating, they gain back the lost weight.

Moreover, the detox drinks available in the market are full of sugar and load you up on calories.

03/6 Saying NO to carbs

One of the biggest myths is that not eating carbs can make one lose weight. Carbs are important as they fuel your body for daily tasks. Cutting carbs might make one feel weak, tired and cranky.

Instead of simple carbs, you must eat high fibre carbs that slow the digestion. Try to eat 35 – 38 grams of fibre per day of healthy carbs including whole grains and fruits.

04/6​ Cutting FATS from the diet

According to a study conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, fat is important for your health. But, not all fat is created equal. Cut the unhealthy fats like saturated fats from your diet for good health and weight loss.

Include healthy fats like fish, nuts and extra virgin olive oil in your diet. Healthy fats are an essential part of a weight loss plan as they keep you full and give you energy.

Often low-fat weight loss products available in the market are full of sugar. So, do not forget to check the food label.

05/6​ Wearing a fitness band

Not one but multiple studies have shown that fitness bands do not help one in losing weight. It does make sense because just wearing a band on your wrist can’t magically help you lose weight. Until you set your goals and work towards them, no band can help you.

06/6 ​Exercising

Staying physically active is of utmost importance to stay healthy and fit. Exercising everyday helps in building muscles but doesn’t exactly help you in losing weight. So, it doesn’t mean more you exercise, the more weight you will lose. Moreover, exercise for weight loss works only when it paired with a healthy diet. As they say, abs are made in the kitchen. They say it right.