Friday, 25 April 2014

Food & Dieting Myths!

1. Carbohydrates Are Bad...
...carbohydrates don't make you fat, but too many calories will
...generally people will eat too large a portion of pasta or rice, because it's seen as the base of the dish and not a topping
...go for a smaller portion of pasta and reach for the tomato sauces not the cream based sauces and you're fine!

2. All Salad Is Good...
...people tend to order salads instead of burgers at fast food restaurants when they're trying to eat healthy
...in reality some salads contain more calories than the other fried options
...choose grilled toppings instead of breaded, avoid the croutons and creamy dressings!


3. Don't Eat Late...
...eating late at night will not directly cause you to gain weight, but people who snack late often consume too many total calories throughout the day
...if you plan to have a snack late at night make sure you haven't already eaten more than you burned!

4. Starve A Fever...
...feed a cold, starve a fever is a commonly known saying, but one that could not be more incorrect
...when you have a fever your body needs to nutrition even though it might be hard to eat
...your metabolic rate goes up and without eating you'll lose weight too fast to be deemed safe, so small amounts need to be consumed regularly!


5. Dieting Works...
...the temporary change in your diet will result in a temporary change in your weight
...you need to slowly but permanently change your lifestyle to be healthier, but it's important not to deprive your body of the foods it naturally craves!

Enjoy!
R