Have you ever wondered what is fact and what is fiction when hearing about the endless diet plans and weightloss methods? If so, you’re not alone. With so many people obsessed with losing weight, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding what is true and what has been falsely advertised.
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We’re busting five of the most common myths surrounding dieting and nutrition below:
Myth 1: Eat a Low Fat Diet to Lose Weight
The trend to eat a low-fat or fat-free diet has long been a confusing one. In theory, it sounds correct. How can one eat fat to lose fat? But recent studies have brought to light the knowledge that has been around for hundreds of years: eating natural, healthy fats are good for you.
When people eat man-made “low-fat” versions of foods that are meant to be naturally fatty, they are introducing chemicals into their diet.
Butter, lard, dairy, oil and meat are healthier and can lead to having a leaner body than eating chemically-altered foods like non-fat dairy, margerine and meat alternatives.
Fats also provide more energy and are more filling than when eating only carbohydrates.
Next: Myth 2 – Eating Red Meat Can Kill You