There are a lot of myths doing the rounds when it comes to diet and nutrition. This is because the topic is vast and complex. Moreover, people are bombarded with information, good as well as not so good, in this era of information revolution brought in by the development of the Internet.
The incorrect information spreads faster than the correct ones. It is entirely up to us to sieve through the information deluge and make an attempt to clear the myths to provide the right perspective on nutrition.
In this post, I will be discussing the two common food myths that I have come across.
Myth #1: Products made out of whole grain are good for health
I always buy and eat whole grain bread, but I don’t seem to be losing weight. Why?
Irrespective of what the label says, our body converts the bread that we consume into sugar only. Sugar is then converted into fat. Apart from the whole grain flour that is used for making bread, many other ingredients are also used by commercial manufacturers of bread. If you make it at home yourself with natural ingredients, you can be sure of what you are consuming.
I am not a fan of bread. If you are, it is important that you read the ingredients list before you buy bread. When you read the ingredients list if you come across something that you do not know or unable to pronounce, it is better not to buy that bread.
In fact, I will challenge you to remove bread from your diet for about one or two weeks and see how you feel. I am sure that you will feel much better and be energetic. In order to digest bread, your body will have to do a lot of work. So, my recommendation is that you avoid bread as much as possible.
Myth #2: One should not eat after 7 pm
I feel very hungry in the evenings. People tell that one should not eat after 7 PM. Will it impact my goal of having a flat stomach?
Actually, what and how much you eat are more important than when you eat. If you eat more than what your body is able to burn off before your next meal, the additional calorie that you have consumed will be stored as fat.
You will do well, if you keep this in mind whenever you have food. In fact, whenever you feel hungry, you must ask yourself whether you are really hungry or you are bored, upset or depressed.
In order to regulate food consumption, you must get in touch with your true feelings. Here is a small exercise for you to find out if you are really hungry. When hunger pangs hit you next time, have a big glass of water and wait for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you still fell hungry, have something that is healthy, like a piece of fruit. Every time you feel hungry, try this technique. Your cravings will subside.
You should eat only when you are hungry and not when you are bored. Try out these tips. It will help you lose fat and stay healthy.