5 Healthy Eating Myths You Need to Stop Believing
There’s so much advice around that specifies what you should and should not eat to stay healthy and fit! Of all the gazillion comments and tips you receive, sieving out the truth can be a bit difficult. So in this blog, we will discuss some of the most untrue healthy eating myths you need to stop believing.
After carrying out extensive research and consulting with several renowned dietitians, here’s what we have come up with:
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#1 Carbs are your enemies
Anytime anybody is dieting, the first thing they cut from their meals is carbs. Potatoes, breads, pulses, cereals, and so many such items are just slashed from the meal plan because they think carbs are unhealthy and won’t promote weight loss.
Bottom line, your brain needs carbs to function. But keep in mind that your brain does not require refined carbs to work. This category includes white bread, cookies, candy and pasta. Where you get your carbs from matters a lot so try eating veggies, whole grains and fruits for it.
On the contrary, many dietitians admit that carbs are necessary for the body because they are the ultimate source of energy. However, not all kinds of carbs are good for the body. Therefore, to remain healthy, keep in mind that you derived carbs by consuming unprocessed food, fruits, vegetables, dairy, beans, nuts, etc.
#2 Counting calories is essential for losing weight
Dietitians state that eating 500 calories of junk food, aerated drinks, fried food and desserts is not the same as eating 500 calories of vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy. The one thing that dietitians are trying to drill in people’s minds is that losing weight does not have to make them count their number of calorie intake.
So, if you thoroughly think and only choose to eat healthy, nutritious and fiber-rich foods, you will easily be able to shed your extra weight, remain healthy and glowing, and lead a disease-free life.
#3 Consuming fats is not good for weight loss
Not just dietitians, but there are several researches that state how eating fats is not proportionate to becoming fat! What makes the entire difference is the kind of fat that you are consuming.
In order to stay fit and lose weight, you should opt to eat healthy variants of fat-rich foods. These kinds of fats not only make you healthy but are also essential for the overall well-being of your body. Monounsaturated and essential fatty acids promote good health of your cardiovascular system.
#4 Eating after 6 PM can cause weight gain
Dieticians believe it does not matter how late you consume your supper. They are mostly concerned with what you consume in your meals. The obvious math behind this is that if you consume more calories than what your body requires or burns, you are bound to put on weight.
This means if you eat more calories than what your body requires, you will gain weight, even if you eat your dinner at 4 PM!
The main concern here is that most people who eat late in the night are often starved. Due to this, they tend to overeat food without the knowledge of doing so.
#5 You should eat in feedlings while dieting
Many believe that you should eat 6 to 8 meals a day instead of consuming 2 to 3 meals in a day. On the contrary, many dieticians believe that you should have only 3 meals in a day, followed by a small evening or mid-morning snack.
What’s the logic behind this?
Well, the logic states that eating 6 to 7 small portions can make your meals unsatisfying. And if you feel unsatisfied after consuming food, you tend to think about more food and eventually give into your cravings. That way, taking in too many calories becomes easy.
Finally, how many of these myths have you been following? We are sure if you are dieting, you must be following at least a couple of these myths. In the end, all we have to say is that while dieting or keeping healthy, the only thing matters is the kind of food you are eating. Counting calories and regularizing meal plans really does not help as much.
Listen to your body, eat healthy and you should be good to go!