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Diets Myths You Should Know

The same diet will work for everyone

People have specific metabolic make-ups, different lifestyles, and a unique mindset when it comes to food. A diet that worked for your coworker or neighbor may not necessarily be the best way for you to get healthier. Just as each person is unique and individual, so will be your eating style.

Eating salads is a great way to lose weight

Salads have a reputation for being healthy, which they can be. However, many salads are as unhealthy as a burger and fries by the time it reaches your lips. The quality of the vegetables, add-ons, and salad dressing is the real proof that will determine if it should get the health halo of its reputation.

Eating at night will make you fat

This topic has been studied many times with varying results. What is certain is the quality of the food you eat has much more of an impact than the time you eat it. There is no certain time that your body stops burning fuel.

A diet with a time-frame will create lifelong health

A special diet that you follow for two weeks, two months, or “until you get to your target weight”, can create changes on the scale. However, getting to a point where you are healthy, feel good, and enjoy eating takes real, legitimate change to the way you do things. These changes are ongoing and continuous and happen slowly.

You need to eat less and move more to lose weight

The typical recommendation to eat less and move more isn’t always the key that will get you healthy and thin. It may be helpful to decrease calories if you are consuming large amounts of junk calories and are sedentary. However, calories are not all created equal. Studies show that your body does not metabolize all calories in the same way. In addition, other factors such as poor digestion and nutrient absorption, and inflammation just to name a few, will also play a role in weight loss.

Eating fat will make you fat

The idea that eating fat makes you fat came about in the 1980s, which introduced a wide variety of fat-free and low-fat foods. It has become increasingly obvious that avoiding fat does not aid in weight loss. Fat, specifically fats found in their natural form, have a plethora of vitamins and minerals and are essential for good health. Knowing which types of fats to eat is important, and over the years we have been misled…

You must lose weight to be healthy

There is a preconceived notion that a thin person is always healthy. The truth is that you must first get your body healthy before you can create sustainable weight loss. Getting healthy does not happen overnight. It is, in fact, a gradual change that is ongoing. It truly takes change to your lifestyle to get healthy.