Social media has offered us much in this modern era of technology. But for all the brilliant tips, tricks and wellness life hacks the internet has had to offer, there are also some very unusual weight loss trends that have gone viral for all the wrong reasons. 

Let’s take a look at the top four that if you see, you should avoid…

Our Favorite TikTok Weight Loss Trends

Lifting Weights Increases Cortisol So You Shouldn’t Do It.
False! Yes, cortisol–your stress hormone–does increase when you work out (particularly during heavier lifting or high-impact workouts), but every form of exercise does this. A recoverable workout is the point of exercising, so your body rises in cortisol, then goes back down afterward. It doesn’t mean you need to boycott certain workouts, just don’t overdo it!

Consuming Vinegar Helps You Lose Weight Fast.
Again, not fully true. Among all the weight loss trends, apple cider vinegar lives in a special mythical category of its own. Vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, does have some wonderful health benefits, but it’s not an overnight pound dropper. 

The Major TikTok Girl 12-3-30 Method.
The biggest TikTok weight loss trend has to be the “instant results” gym workout on the treadmill: 12% incline, 3 speeds, and for 30 minutes. It went viral for girls losing weight and skipping strength training while still achieving the “perfect” figure. It is not a replacement for weight training and can be very hard for beginners to accomplish. 

The Gut Trend Heard Round The World.
It’s as simple as water, chia seeds, and a squeeze of lemon. This went all over TikTok for “cleaning you out,” but all it is is just a bunch of fiber, aka Metamucil. Intaking your daily fiber requirements will do just the same without any bowel issues or traumatizing trips to the bathroom. Flushing your system too much can also lead to severe dehydration which is completely counterproductive towards nearly every wellness goal there is.

Health and Fitness: Doing it The Right Way

While weight loss trends have come and gone through the decades, the most sustainable and reliable methods have always proven to be the most effective–eat mostly whole foods (meats, vegetables and fruits), reduce your overall caloric intake to a level appropriate for your body size and activity level, exercise and build up your endurance, drink enough water, and don’t obsess over the scale.

Many experts agree slower weight loss generally tends to be better, as rapid weight loss does not usually result from sustainable habits or lifestyle patterns. Ultimately, you have to find what works for you. A movement routine and eating style that you love, you’ll be more likely to live with over time. Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting and focus on the long term. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint! 

For a leg up in the fat loss department, look to non-invasive technologies like Cryoskin and Verju Laser treatments at Trim Studio. Effective, non-invasive, and clinically proven for fat reduction, these additional methods are safe, painless and are easily added into your wellness regimen to jumpstart your goals with zero side effects.

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“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying applies to just about everything in life, and TikTok weight loss trends are no exception. There is no magic pill, but there is science. Contact Trim Studio for a free consultation today! 

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