Losing weight and eating healthy are two issues that never fade away. This is because so many people want to achieve these goals- but using quick fixes. This has led to the emergence of ‘instant solutions’, most of which are scams. Let’s take a look at some of the popular diet myths.

Carbs Make You Fat

This line is recited by almost everyone you meet trying to lose weight/ maintain a lean frame. However, you can take this to the trash since consuming excess calories is what leads to weight gain. Yes, you can sigh in relief. You don’t have to cut out carbs from your diet. Just make sure you’re consuming healthy options such as whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in appropriate proportions. Your body needs this for energy.

Periodic Fasting

Apparently this is meant to clear toxins from your system. This is utter nonsense. Your body has its own means of getting rid of toxins. The spleen, liver and kidneys are there for a reason. So if you’re on the cleansing juices bandwagon, jump off now.

Weight Gain= My Body Can’t Process Some Foods

Some people believe that their struggle with weight loss comes from their bodies not being able to process wheat or dairy. On the contrary, if your body wasn’t breaking down the food, it means it’s not metabolized and calories would not be absorbed. This would lead to weight loss, not gain.

Gluten-free Diets

Everyone is raving about gluten-free diets these days. However, these were initially meant for people suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance. If you don’t have these conditions, there’s no benefit in adopting gluten-free diets.

Craving= Nutrient Deficiency

It’s only animals that crave certain minerals and get them from salt licks. So when you’re craving particular foods, it’s just that you’re thinking about them a bit too long. Distract yourself from the thoughts and wait until the desire for those foods is gone- especially if it’s processed food in question.


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