Myths About Dieting Everyone Should Know

| June 16 , 2018 , 18:14 IST

There are so many myths about dieting. Diets for weight loss have gone out of fashion years ago and have been replaced with healthy nutrition. Diets can be effective at first but could lead to even greater weight gain.

1. Low- fat or no fat diets are good for you- People tend to think they need a low-fat diet to lose weight, but you should still have around one-third of your calories coming from fat. 

The body needs fat for energy, tissue repair and transport Vitamin A, D, E, K around the body.

As a guideline women need 70gms of fat a day with 30g as the minimum and 95g of fat for men with 40g as the minimum. There's no need to follow a fat-free diet. Cutting down on saturated fats and eating unsaturated fats found in things like olive oil and avocados will help.

2. Vegetables are healthy- Of course, this is true but also you need to be careful about the way you are consuming them. If you bury your healthy vegetables under a river of sauce, cheese and bacon then NO, those vegetables are not healthy anymore.

3. Dairy Products Lead to weight gain- dairy products give you energy that can help you last entire day and their ingredients are beneficial to your system. If you really want to lose weight, replace your regular milk with a low-fat one but don't remove dairy products completely from your diet unless you are allergic. Your body needs the calcium

4. All calories are bad- Calories are energy. Without calories all you wouldn't be able to get out of bed every morning so they are not bad.  Over consuming is bad. If you are set on counting your calories, first make sure to find out how many you need to consume every day according to your weight, height and lifestyle.

5. Fatty Acids are the worst- That's half true. Saturated fatty acids block your arteries and raise your cholesterol level so it's best to avoid them. But monounsaturated fatty acids actually help to keep your cholesterol law. Besides nutritionists agree that 30% of your daily nutrition should be fat.

6. Sugar is bad- A teaspoon of sugar has only 15 calories. True it's not the best for your teeth, but a small teaspoon in your coffee won't make you gain weight. Big amounts of sugar will get you more calories that burn quickly and won't offer you energy but if you keep your sugar consumption to a minimum then there is no reason to start adding artificial products in your coffee.

7. Food eaten late at night is more fattening- Many diets tell you not to eat after a certain time in the evening they say the body will store more fat because it is not burned off with any activity.

It's not when you eat, but the total amount you consume in a 24 hour period. People who skip meals during the day and then eat loads in the evening are more likely to gain weight than those who eat regularly throughout the day. This is because eating regular meals helps people regulate their appetite and overall food intake.

8. When you are working out there is no need to pay attention to what to eat- if you are working out regularly then you need to adjust your diet. You are putting your body to work so it needs more energy.  But that doesn't suppose to mean that you can eat whatever you want. A combination of healthy food and working out is the key to have a perfect body and the perfect health.

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There are countless ways to lose weight. The internet, the magazine is full of products and advertisements that guarantee weight loss with no effort. Before you decide on your diet make sure you pay a visit to a doctor to help you plan the perfect nutrition for your personally. And Don't forget to drink enough water