Lets dig into some nutrition myths with common sense and end them forever!
“Don’t eat after 6pm, you’ll get fat!”
What happens in the fall when time changes and you gain an hour? Can you eat after 5pm which was technically 6pm? Your body doesn’t know what time it is! Anyone that still believes this needs to stop watching TV and reading terrible fitness magazines for their “fitness advice”. Having a full belly will help you sleep and will provide nutrients for recovery while you sleep at night.
“Fat makes you fat”
Fat doesn’t just get stuff into your fat cells when you eat it. Most people don’t realize it’s the excessive calories and carbohydrates that they consume that are making them fat. Your body needs fat to function properly, there are good fats and bad fats. Eat a variety of fats such as saturated fats from grass fed animals, monounsaturated fat from avocado’s, and medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil.
Ask your average person what they think you need to do to lose weight and they will most likely reply with, “eat clean”. What does that even mean? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get an array of responses. Paleo eaters will say stay away from legumes, grains, and process foods. Vegans will say stay away from animal products. The USDA says saturated fat, cholesterol, and red meat are bad. Army Rangers will tell you vegetables are bad, eat only what you kill! The point is, there is no complete and universal definition of clean eating. Losing fat comes down to calories restriction and macronutrient manipulation.
“Carbs make you fat”
Carbohydrates eaten in excess will make you fat, like anything else eaten in excess. If you eat too many carbs then your body will store the excess energy as fat. Carbs are essential to athletic performance and training. If you want to build muscle and perform at your best, you need to eat an appropriate amount of carbs. You even need to eat carbs when you want to lose fat!
“Eating Whole Eggs is bad for you”
Eating the yolk of an egg is perfectly fine if you don’t have a preexisting condition such as CVD. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, fat, and are one of the highest sources of leucine; which aids in muscle growth. Eggs are very affordable and you don’t have to be a body builder to eat them!
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