By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT | Click here to find me on Facebook
We’ve all heard myths about healthy eating and better nutrition. Unfortunately, there are several that just won’t go away! Let’s myth bust right now!
- If its calorie free it must be healthy for me
Unless you are talking about water, this is not the case. When it comes to calorie free, you are really getting risky when it comes to your health. Drinking diet sodas or adding zero calorie sugar packets into your coffees and teas is causing more harm than good. I have said it before and I will probably say it many more times: If it is too good to be true, it probably is. For this particular situation, zero calorie sweeteners have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and some have even been linked to different types of cancers.
Overall, it’s best to simply accept the reality that losing weight while drinking things like soda are just not compatible. Remember, the fake stuff is just as bad – if not worse – than the real stuff. Artificial sugar names can be hidden under names in ingredients lists.
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- Because you crave “this” your body must need “that”
Cravings are all in our heads. They are just purely psychological. I am incredibly sorry to be the one who breaks this news to you, but, it’s true! The only reasons you want that chocolate candy bar are because you have a craving for its texture and taste. It is NOT because your body is lacking magnesium.
If you are lucky, you are one of the very few whose cravings lead them to kale, broccoli or carrots. But, the more than likely situation is that you are among the majority of people who crave the bad for you foods that are sugary, battered or deep fried. These are the last things a body needs.
Look around for healthier alternatives that can still do their job of satisfying your cravings but won’t take you off track from that healthy lifestyle you are trying so hard to maintain.
- Low-fat and fat-free foods are healthier choices
I learned a phrase when studying nutrition that relate to this one: if a food item reads “fat free” or “low fat” you can almost guarantee that it is CHEMICAL FULL. The issue is with so-called fat free foods is that once the fat is stripped out of them, they are left tasting pretty much unpalatable. The average person could not stand the taste of them, which would not be a good thing for food companies in terms of sales. So, these companies replace the fat that was removed with lab-made chemicals to meet the requirements of the consumers’ tastebuds.
If that’s not bad enough, these same companies will also fill these products with loads of sugar. Adding sugar and lab-based chemicals are both incredibly harmful to your health. Do your research. See what ingredients are added into your “fat free” foods and you will be shocked.
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