We looked at the six most popular diet myths and this is what we found.
Myth #1; the size of portions isn’t relevant.
Wrong, understanding the appropriate portion size is the single most important thing you can do. Overeating is one of the main causes of the obesity epidemic.
Myth #2; don’t eat pasta.
In moderation, having pasta in your diet is completely acceptable. In addition, you can use whole grain or spelt pasta for higher nutrition value and eliminate gluten.
Myth #3; drink coffee to lose weight.
OK, coffee can suppress your appetite. But, the amount you would need to consume exceeds the suggested daily limit, which in itself is unhealthy. To avoid anxiety and dehydration, limit yourself to no more than two cups per day.
Myth #4; vitamins in your diet is necessary.
A multivitamin is recommended if you’re over 50, nursing, or pregnant. Otherwise, you can achieve the required vitamin and minerals intake utilizing a healthy diet that includes good fats such as nuts, yogurt, and seeds, as well as fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.
Myth #5; eating fat makes you fat.
True, but only if you eat too much of the wrong type of fat. As a result, your diet should avoid excessive amounts of saturated fats such as fried foods, butter, white bread and fatty meat cuts. Examples of good fats are found in avocados, nuts, seeds and coconut oil.
Myth #6; I can eat more as long as I workout.
The truth is, you can easily consume more calories than you burned at the gym.
Hence, regular exercise and a healthy diet go hand in hand. It is extremely difficult to keep the weight off if one of these is ignored.
In conclusion, I know there are many other diet myths not listed here. Please share with us any other debunked nutrition myths you may know of, Thank you.
Article by: Susan Williams – Resisted Nurse for the past 18 years.