More than once, I assume you would have come across some weird post centered around how carbohydrates prevent you from losing weight, how you should not eat late-night food, and how fruits are the only thing you should consume to lose weight.
Well, all of these are myths surrounding diets and nutrition. To help your diet and fitness January, we have decided to separate myths from facts. This would help you get clarity on what is and what is not. Journey with us.
Myth: Salt is bad for you.
Fact: No, salt is an essential mineral that helps with water balance in your body, and the function of your brain, liver, and heart. The truth, however, is that too much salt intake can cause kidney damage and heart failure.
Myth: Carbohydrates are not good in your diet
Fact: Carbohydrate is a class of food that serves as the energy source for your body. The most appropriate way to consume carbohydrates is by staying away from simple carbohydrates like those found in candy, chips, and soda. Try high carbohydrates in meals like beans, nuts, etc.
Myth: Eating after 7 pm will make you fat.
Fact: It won’t. The portion of food you eat and the class of food you consume are what determines your weight. That’s why physical exercise is needed during the day. You should be sure to avoid heavy meals at night because eating a heavy meal could cause indigestion and other health issues like heartburn, bloating, etc.
Myth: Weightloss products help lose weight.
Fact: The Lagos spirit in me wants to yell scam. If herbal concoctions or weight loss natural powders are not approved by your nation’s medical centers or body, it is not a good idea to use them. Stay clear.
Myth: Fatty Foods are unhealthy
Fact: Fatty foods are needed to balance your metabolism. But it is important to make sure you don’t consume too much to avoid heart disease.
Myth: Weight loss is easy.
Fact: 😂 You know the answer. Weight Loss takes intentionality, and commitment and can be financially consuming, but it can be done.
What myth and fact did we leave out? Tell us in the comments.