Today it is time to continue the post about the most popular diet myths.
Myth 4 “Eat like a king, share the lunch with a friend, give your supper to your enemy” or in other words, don’t eat dinner.
Whenever somebody asks me, “Is it true that I don’t have to eat after 6 p.m.?”, I am about to start rooking my hair! 😉 After that I try to stay calm and explain why this is not true.
The reason is similar to the one with the myth about “eating 2-3 meals a day leads to weight gain”. Researches that claim, eating in the evening leads to weight gain, shouldn’t be overlooked. When you read the results from a research, you should pay more attention to the way it was conducted. Thus you will find out that more often than not, the people involved in the research have disordered and unhealthy eating habits. Usually they spend their evening in front of the TV or the PC, eating chips, pop corn or drinking soda.
If you eat like that, you will for sure gain weight, no matter if you eat at night or not!
For comparison, there isn’t a research that shows, that people who eat healthy, gain weight because of having dinner at night!
Personally, my last meal is between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. I haven’t notice any negative impact on my physic! It is absurd to be led by such a “rule”.
When you plan your daily meals, you should keep in mind your physical activity and the way it is distributed throughout the day. My day is really dynamic and if I become a slave to the “rule” , “no food after 6 p.m.”, I might get through it for a couple days and after that I will probably indulge in food!( If you practice IF, that is a whole another story!)
So eat according to when you are hungry, not what’s the time!
Myth 5 Healthy eating means plain, boring, tasteless food
I really have no idea how you could think this way. If you trust this myth, it means that you have absolutely no idea what food is healthy. If you think that fats are killing you and carbs are making you fat and you rely on eating egg whites and chicken breasts… yes probably it really isn’t tasty, but that is far from healthy!
So instead of spreading this myth, educate yourself what is truly healthy. You will find out the variety of foods, you could eat and combine in different ways and make your food tastier than ever!
And here you could find some tasty ideas.
Myth 6 Organic foods are the healthiest
Lately organic food is the fashion! A lot of people are fooled that organic foods are a lot healthier. It is a complicated question and probably I should write a whole post about it. But I still want to tell you that organic cookies, organic oreos and etc. are still junk food. And junk food is far from healthy! There is nothing wrong with buying these products every now and then, but do not think that just because they are organic you could eat them in abundance.
Myth 7 Healthy eating equals low calorie eating
That is nonsense! Do you really think that it is better to eat a “fitness” bar, instead of a steak, just because the first one is lower in calories? Do you know how much nutrients there are in a steak and how much longer you will feel full?
Healthy eating isn’t a reflection of calories, but of quality of your food!
Low calorie isn’t always better!
Instead of eat a bunch of 100 calorie snacks throughout the day, that are full of sugar and grains, please sit at the table, take a plate with a nice, big steak and a fresh salad and eat it! It is way healthier and it will have better impact on your body!
Do you believe in some of those myths? Did I manage to debunk them or do I nee dto try harder?
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