Every fitness journey includes and begins with diet and eating healthy. But are you sure that you are doing it right?
Here are 5 diet myths debunked to ensure a weight-loss success:
Lose weight fast by starving yourself.
This is the number 1 mistake that most dieters commit, thinking that starving can eliminate as many calories as possible. Putting yourself in starvation mode actually stops weight loss and can even result to weight gain by slowing down your metabolism and increasing your cravings.
According to Dietdoctor.com, carbs and fat are the two main energy sources and our body needs at least one. You don’t need to starve yourself in order to lose weight, the solution is to eat more natural fat until you feel satisfied (e.g. butter, meat, fatty fish, bacon, eggs).
Eat a certain type of food all day.
Another myth in the quest to lose weight is to stick to one type of food only. One example of the “Mono” diet is that which tells you to eat only bananas all day, every day. Although bananas are good source of vitamins, it can be dangerous to your health if you only eat that and eliminate the other main food groups which provide nutrients that are also essential to your body’s function.
Don’t eat before bedtime.
A light snack before bedtime can actually promote better sleep and prevents you from overeating the next morning. Don’t ignore your hunger at night time because this can actually make your blood sugar crash and as a result, you will not only have a hard time sleeping, you will also pack on the pounds. As long as you choose the right food to munch on, a bedtime snack won’t cause you problems.
Don’t eat in between meals.
Like what is stated on Dietdoctor.com, it is very important to eat when hungry. So if you are feeling hungry in between breakfast, lunch and dinner, feel free to eat as many times you want. Just make sure to eat the right kind of food.
Don’t consume any dairy product.
Yes, dairy products can slow down weight loss because it contains varying amounts of lactose but that doesn’t mean you should completely eliminate all dairy products in your diet. One dairy product that you should add on your daily food intake is butter. YES. According to Dietdoctor.com, butter can be consumed liberally as desired. Butter has high amounts of saturated and monounsaturated fats which are essential to our health. When we combine these fats to our food, we are able to nourish our cells and help us feel fuller; also, the body uses these healthy fats as fuel instead of carbohydrates and we start to lose body fat.