It’s so amazing that more people are trying to live healthy these days, not just to lose weight but to actually have a healthier body. There are lots of theories on the internet about healthy living and weight loss. It’s been hard to figure out what is true and what isn’t concerning nutrition. Let’s walk through some of the top misconceptions out there right now.
1) Common belief that eating carbohydrates even low amounts can increase body weight.
Foods containing carbs can’t be cut off from a healthy diet as they provide fiber, sugars and starch which supply energy to the body in the form of glucose and this is the source of energy for human cells, tissues and organs.
Your body needs carbohydrates for energy so don’t completely eliminate it from your diet. There are ‘good’ carbohydrates for you.
8 slices of bread isn’t ideal but when eaten right, but brown rice is ideal for you. Brown rice provides steady supply of energy and makes you feel fuller and longer.
2) You can’t eat late at night
If you find yourself hungry at night, there are a few healthy snacks you can take. What matters is how many calories you consume and how many you burn. If you consume more calories than you burn, that’s when you might end up gaining more weight.
You can chew on a few healthy snacks at night. My go to night snacks is carrots.
3) You must drink 8 cups of water
Just listen to your body because some people may need more than 8 glasses of water and others may need less. Foods like fruits and vegetables also contribute to the fluids your body needs. But if you can drink 8 glasses of water and you feel great, that’s good!
4) Eggs are unhealthy
Some people believe that eggs increase the risk of heart disease. Eggs actually raise the “good” cholesterol and it is not associated with heart disease.
5) Eating small meals throughout the day helps you keep your metabolism up and helps you control your weight better than eating fewer large meals.
There isn’t any close consensus on whether it is better for our metabolism by eating 5 or 6 smaller meals a day or just eating 3 large meals. The point is that when you eat frequent small meals, you continue to boost your metabolism and thus burn more calories.
6) You only have to eat healthy foods
You can find yourself at birthday parties, weddings, family dinners and soon. It would be a bit weird if everyone was eating and joining in the celebration and you decided to skip all the meals. The solution is to have a cheat plan. You can have a cheat meal; maybe once a week where you can eat whatever you want.
This isn’t all of them because someone could be bringing up a new theory on what we should be eating to be healthier.
Are there any weird nutrition or weight loss theories you’ve heard? Tell us in the comment section.