IT'S HIGH TIME TO FORGET: 7 MYTHS ABOUT DIET
In order not to harm your health
Today, our focus is on 7 nutrition myths that should be debunked and left in the past. Whether give up fat or not, whether sports help to lose weight, and how gluten is really dangerous — the answers to these questions you'll find in this article.
Myth 1: you will lose weight if you skip meals.
In fact, if you refuse to eat lunch or snacks, the next meal you will need a larger amount of food for satiety. In addition, it will be difficult for you to stop, because any food will seem very tasty and appetizing. To avoid this, you should always have a healthy snack with you, which will include fiber, useful fats and carbohydrates. This will help support the metabolism work and the necessary level of sugar in the blood. The examples of such healthy snacks are an apple and a spoonful of peanut butter, nuts, and whole-grain crackers with hummus.
Myth 2: everyone needs to give up gluten.
This plant-based protein is only unsafe for those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance. In all other cases, it can be used.
Myth 3: you can't put on weight from healthy food.
Even if a particular product is useful, it should not be consumed in unlimited quantities. Olive oil, hummus, nuts and avocado are sources of the right fats, and if a small amount of them has a positive effect on the body, too large portions can lead to weight gain, because one way or another, you still eat fat.
Myth 4: you put on weight because you eat carbohydrates.
If you exclude carbohydrates from your diet, you will most likely lose weight, but soon you will quickly become tired and feel sleepy. In addition, when you return to a normal diet, your weight will also return — perhaps even more. Instead of completely giving up carbs, you'd better start eating the right ones. These are found in whole-grain and rye bread, quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and wholemeal flour paste. By the way, these products contain a large number of other useful substances and minerals.
Myth 5: to lose weight, you need to give up fatty foods.
We have already found out that there are healthy fats - in avocados, olives, nuts, peanut butter and seeds. The body needs fat, so we should consume a small amount of it every day. They make the risk of heart disease lower, help you to satiate faster, and promote the absorption of minerals and vitamins.
Myth 6: sports will help you lose weight.
Training increases your appetite, so if you exercise, you should pay special attention to your diet. Definitely, training brings great benefits to the body, but it does not guarantee weight loss. It is worth remembering that the press is created not only in the gym, but also in the kitchen.
Myth 7: the scale number is the main indicator.
If you decide to lose weight and get your body in shape, do not weigh yourself daily. Pay attention to how you feel and how your clothes fit — these indicators are more important. And especially if you are engaged in sports.