Any party or get together is incomplete if there has been no discussion about healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Moreover scroll through social media posts, newspapers, or magazines you will get access to several posts giving information about health and nutrition and the sad part is that most of them are incorrect. Thus here this article tries to break some common myths about nutrition and put these antiquated beliefs to rest.
Calories in calories out
The common myth or belief regarding weight loss is possible through creating a calorie deficit by burning more energy. Going on a low calories diet will not ensure weight loss instead several other factors like lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, metabolic adaptations, use of certain medications, genes, stress, and more can also slow the process of weight loss or even stop it.
High fat foods are unhealthy
It is a myth that high fat food should be done away while on a weight loss journey. Following a low fat diet in hope to get healthy and reduce weight can actually bounce back and cause more harm. Dietary fat is essential for optimal health.
Non-nutritive sweeteners are healthy
With health and nutrition becoming hot topics the rise of non-nutritive sweeteners has become a rage. Consuming such sweeteners can increase risk of type 2 diabetes by shifting to negative shifts in gut bacteria and promoting blood sugar dysregulation. Importantly, they harm the overall health and should be avoided.
Breakfast is important
Since we were kids we have been thought that breakfast is the essential part of your day as it kick starts you metabolism. However, the fact is that you should listen to your body before eating and eat only if you are hungry not because the clock is ticking. As per intermittent fasting forgoing breakfast and staying hungry for an extended period does good to your body.
Small frequent meals are essential
Eating small regular meals all throughout the day is a method that is followed to kick metabolism and achieve weight loss. However the fact is that you don’t need frequent meals rather it can disturb the digestive system and give no rest to the body to heal it. As per research done on autophagy going hungry for 12 to 14 hours helps in healing the body and cure several diseases.