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myths

 

There are way too many false nutrition myths floating around out there, and I just wanted to share a few common ones with you:

1. Skipping meals helps you lose weight – You may lose weight in the beginning, but this will only cause you to be hungrier and to overeat at your next meal.  Also, if you skip a meal, you decrease the rate of your metabolism so your body will burn lean muscle and hold onto fat.

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2. Eating after a certain time at night will make you gain weight – Regardless of what time you eat, calories are calories.  It’s simple. If you consume more calories than you expend, you are going to gain weight.  You still have to remember to budget your calories throughout the day though.  I am not suggestions eating 1,000 calories at 10 p.m!

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3. All fats are bad for you – Not. true. at. all.  Check out my Fats 101 page to get the skinny on fats and find links to more detailed information.

4. Brown eggs have more health benefits than white eggs – I think this myth is believed to by true by many.  The only difference between white and brown eggs is the breed of chicken.  Period.  There is no difference in taste or health benefits.  However, I have read that Omega-3 fortified eggs reportedly have 7 times the amount of Omega-3 as regular eggs.

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5. Carbs are bad – Like fat, carbs are an essential part of your diet and provide a source of energy.   Also simliar to fats, some carbs are better for you than others. 

Try to limit:

  • Processed grains (white bread, white rice, etc.),
  • Processed foods (candy, chips, cookies, etc.). 
  • Alcohol

Try to eat more:

  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Brown rice & pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Sweet potatoes (these are packed with vitamins!).

To learn more click here.

There are several other myths out there just waiting to fool you!  Check them out here or here.

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