“Fruits can’t cause weight gain.”
“Green tea will help you reduce weight.”
More than the food constraints, it’s the widespread rumours which cause trouble in your weight loss program. Even you must have heard of the craziest myths around reducing fat from your friends and family. It’s high time you correct them with the right information to help their regimen.
Let’s begin the myth detox.
The bread adds to your fat.
Call it the gluten-aversion, but no other food has received this much hate as your precious morning slice did.
Unfortunately, it’s there for all the wrong reasons. Technically, a single slice of bread will contain 50-100 calories. And, usually, a person consumes 3-4 with breakfast or as a snack of sandwiches.
If you look at it objectively, you can safely assume that the innocent food item is not to be blamed for fat gain but for your consumption behaviour.
Dairy must be at a distance.
Unless you are lactose intolerant, you don’t need to shy away from dairy during your fat loss journey. Low-fat items can supply the share of protein without being high in carbs.
So, following this myth costs you the physique-maker, I.e., protein.
No quick craving fix after 6
The award for one of the most absurd myths making the rounds has to go to this one. Somehow, the rumour creators believe that your body stores fat after 6 PM.
Your physique will preserve fat during the day and night as it exhausts it. However, since you’re less active in the evenings, your body will consume less energy. But that’s not to say you don’t need the vital nutrient after 6 PM.
Fat and carbs shouldn’t go together.
According to the rumoured theory, since carbs raise insulin, your body will be in an active state of storing fat after its consumption.
On the flip side, if your plate contains a balanced portion of all the essential macro and micronutrients, you will feel full for a long. And, the longer you feel satiated, the lesser food you will consume. That’s how weight loss becomes easier, not the other way around!
All hail the post-workout protein shake
Unless you’re planning to train for any athletic championships, you don’t need to fret over post-workout shakes. Broadly, the individuals preparing for heavy muscle buildup require attention with huge protein supplementation.
So, you can chill out a little after your workout. Just go home to give yourself a whole meal full of equal portions of protein, carbs, and fat.
(Yeah, yeah! You can even indulge in a bit of desserts deliciousness. But don’t overdo it.)
No more saturated fat for you
SO NOT TRUE.
If you are in the process of losing weight, some saturated fat like coconut oil, cheese, etc., might be good for you. It also helps in regulating hormone creation.
The list of rampant myths around food consumption is endless as soon as you tell people that you’re on a weight loss program, the unsolicited advice floods in.
But, there’s only one thing in mind while undergoing the process. If anyone goes to the extreme of calling a food item perfectly ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ run in the other direction.