If you want to – or need to, for health reasons – losing weight is tough under the best circumstances, but it can be especially tricky when you’ve conflicting advice coming at you from all angles. Whether you’re digging through the internet or talking to friends, it can be tough to separate fact from fiction, particularly because weight loss is so dependent on individual needs and goals.
So, to make getting started a bit easier, we went to experts to debunk the fear around fat, your desire to ditch gluten, and whether or not breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Here, the biggest weight loss “rules” you should stop believing ASAP.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.