Even though you religiously try to stay away from sugar, there are those moments of weakness when you really crave some, especially on occasions when you see donuts or a birthday cake around. The real problem though lies not in its consumption, but in overindulgence. Maintaining discipline throughout the dieting period might be tough, but is vital to good health.
But did you know that there are some dieting myths that you might have believed all this while? Surprising! Well yes, we’re here to bust some myths, ones which many instructors might not even be aware of. Read them and implement them in your lives. Make sure you don’t get too excited and go bonkers over them though.
- Myth: Eating Breakfast and Avoiding Late Night Eating
- Myth: Avoid Dairy During Diet
- Myth: Shouldn’t Eat Carbs To Lose Weight
- Myth: You Shouldn’t Eat Too Much Fruit
- Myth: Extra Protein During Exercise
Myth: Eating Breakfast and Avoiding Late Night Eating
Fact: We’ve always been told that eating breakfast is mandatory and that avoiding late night eating is the best way to avoid weight gain. Well, this myth has finally been busted. Yes, having a fulsome breakfast is really good for your health, but skipping it once in a while isn’t cause for much concern. The ‘five meals a day’ rule is also a myth. It’s best that you eat 2 to 3 meals a day without snacking in between, although munching on healthy snack bars is totally fine.
Myth: Avoid Dairy During Diet
Fact: High fat dairy can help in weight loss while low fat dairy can aid in the process of gaining weight. When you are consuming dairy products, stick to the ones such as yoghurt, cheese, kefir and ghee. Drinking milk it isn’t quite problematic either, especially if you’re only trying to lose weight.
Myth: Shouldn’t Eat Carbs To Lose Weight
Fact: Take a huge sigh of relief because this is definitely a myth. Yes! Whether carbs are to be consumed or not totally depends on the quality of the food that you eat. Refined carbs like white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, pastries, etc. can contribute significantly to weight gain, so avoid them. But a well balanced meal of chicken, vegetables and a side of quinoa, rice or sweet potato is still very healthy. You need to plan a proper routine for your diet. A high intake of carbohydrates is not for those who live a sedentary life. But, consumption of some amounts of carbohydrates will always make you feel better.
Myth: You Shouldn’t Eat Too Much Fruit
Fact: Weight gain occurs primarily due to poor eating habits and due to overeating of or not eating enough fruit. So if you have cut down on fruits in order to lose weight, you can start having them again. Having a large serving of fruits for breakfast is the perfect way to start a healthy day. So what are you waiting for? Go and get those favourite fruits of yours and eat them every day without fail, and without the worry of gaining weight as well.
Myth: Extra Protein During Exercise
Fact: Even if you exercise every day, you don’t need more protein than the average consumption of one who doesn’t. So consuming all that extra protein food, before or after exercising, doesn’t really help. Make a diet chart and eat a proper, wholesome meal without compromising on any of the essential nutrients.