KNOWLEDGE4 Worst Advice We’ve Heard About Diet
December 23, 2015
1. Fat Makes You Fat
It’s almost 2016, yet this one piece of misinformation just won’t die. Recent evidence concludes that eating fat DOES NOT make you fat. The key to remaining healthy is choosing the GOOD fat. Tricia Psota, RD, a nutritionist based in Washington D.C. "Fats in chips, cookies, and greasy foods can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases. But good fats, like nuts, avocados, and salmon, protect your heart and support your overall health."
2. Stop Snacking to Lose Weight
Have you ever met someone who doesn’t love snack? Exactly. Everyone loves snacks. Did you know? Snacking is an effective way to get extra nutrients into your diet and prevent overeating at mealtimes. Choose smarter snacks like nuts, fruits, protein bars, or yogurt to keep your hunger at bay.
3. Carbs are The Enemy
It seems these days many people are cutting and avoiding carbs as much as they could. The truth is, you can still eat carbs and losing weight! Pick the good carbs and forget white bread, muffin and other processed carbohydrates. Healthy carbs like nonstarchy vegetables, fruit, oatmeals, quinoa and beans will make you full and keep your blood sugar balanced.
4. Load Up Protein
Sorry protein lovers, eating lots of protein won’t make you lost weight dramatically. When you are on a high protein diet, you may lose more weight, because you are losing water weight. But by the end of year, the weight always returns. High protein diet can be harmful for long term. Carbs is brain’s favorite fuel and excessive protein intake can be harmful to your liver, brain and nervous system. So, think twice before trying a low-carb high-fat diet.
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