Debunking some popular dieting myths

Over time, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about dieting and refer to statements that might not be necessarily true. Today, I will be debunking a few of them.

1) You can’t have fatty food when you’re dieting: Contrary to popular opinion, the narrative that fatty foods will ruin dieting is completely false. Infact, fatty foods are the necessary for the fat burning process because they activate the necessary cycles for breaking down of stored body fat. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that keto dieting consists of high fat, average protein and low carbohydrate.

2) Meat will make it harder for you to lose weight:While it is true that certain choices of meat contain less calories than others (e.g goat meat being a better option than beef for weight loss), it will not be accurate to say that as proteins are generally a poor source of energy compared to fats and carbohydrate, which means it contains less calories. Meat and other proteins are good additions to meals as they can be filling and help repair body tissues.

3) You can’t eat fun food when you’re dieting:Dieting doesn’t have to be about eating greens and drinking water. The whole point of dieting is eating healthy which shouldn’t disrupt a balanced diet. Since the key factor should be cutting down on foods rich in carbohydrate, there are easy substitutes one can use in preparing their favorite meals. Or if those substitutes might not be convenient, you could consider cutting down on the quantity of those foods and replacing with more protein or fatty foods.

4) I’ve been dieting for two weeks, maybe this isn’t for me: While there are different body types that may react differently to dieting, it isn’t smart to just conclude that there’s no point to eating healthy. For faster results, one may consider exercising often. Even if it doesn’t work after all of these, there are certain techniques that health experts give such as metabolic confusion (one day low carb and next day high carb) that one could try. What works for one person might not work for you, but it doesn’t mean you should abandon it completely. There are different body types (Endomorphs, Mesomorphs, and Ectomorphs) with different effective techniques peculiar to each. Find your body type and what works for YOU.

I hope this article helped clear a few things up. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed reading.

Published by Joela

Blogger And Medical Student.

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