Are you overwhelmed with information on Nutrition?
Reading about what and when to eat, and how much to eat over the internet can land you in the pool of myths related to nutrition and well-being. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with this read on breaking some popular myths about nutrition that you’ve heard so far. Moreover, we will throw some light on dietary products that you have been avoiding throughout your life but should eat for weight loss and improved energy levels.
Myth 1: Binging on favorite foods leads to weight gain.
Tip: When trying to lose weight, always remember not to give up your favorite food for the sake of ideal weight on the scale. Eating food that you love uplifts mood which controls cravings. Be little more conscious about calorie intake and portion size to make sure it doesn’t block your weight loss efforts.
Myth 2: Bread, pasta, rice and other grain products are high on calories. Avoid them to lose weight.
Tip: Eat whole-grains instead of grain products because they provide plenty of starch that satiates your hunger. It includes brown rice, whole-wheat bread, cereal, and pasta and more. They are rich in iron, fiber, and other essential nutrients. Learn how to add and swap unhealthy with healthy in your diet and boost your weight loss efforts.
Myth 3: For a healthy life, try a gluten-free diet.
Tip: Wheat, barley, rye grains contain gluten and people with sensitivity towards gluten should avoid these products. Healthy people can become deficient in various vitamins, fiber, and minerals if they avoid such dietary products without any sensitivity towards gluten. Vitamins and fibers present in these products improve metabolism and helps in losing more weight.
Myth 4: Say not to fat and lose weight.
Tip: Avoiding all kinds of fat can hamper your nutrient levels in the body, healthy life requires a small amount of fat in your daily meal. You can reduce the number of calories by limiting the fat intake. Try healthy options like avocados, olives or nuts. Also, you can switch to a low-fat version of cheese and milk to remain healthy and lose weight. Watch your portion size as well before you plate.
Myth 5: Milk or dairy products are fattening, and lead to weight gain.
Tip: Your body receives an ample amount of calcium, protein, vitamin D and potassium from milk and dairy products. Milk and its products keep you feeling fuller for longer, satiate your cravings and help you lose weight. Choose dairy products which are fat-free to maintain your efforts. People who are intolerant to lactose can turn to dairy substitutes, like soy or almond milk.
Myth 6: Going vegetarian or vegan helps in weight loss.
Tip: Opting for a vegetarian diet will help you in weight loss when you watch the calorie intake. In the past, researchers have shown foods that come from plants lowers the obesity level, blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart diseases. You should always focus on adding maximum vitamins and nutrients in your diet on the everyday basis.
According to dietary guidelines 2015-2020, consider adding meat in your non-vegetarian diet to get a healthy eating plan and for vegetarians, there are various types of diets like a vegan diet, Lacto-Ovo diet (milk, eggs, and plants as food).
We hope these tips will help you plan your diet wisely.
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