Nowadays it seems that everyone is either on a diet or intends to go on one in the near future. Although there is a real problem with obesity in this country there is also a downright obsession with losing weight, being fit, staying fit and keeping healthy in general.
If you frequent any gym you will likely hear people and their trainers talking about what they ate, what they will eat or what they should be eating. Given the popularity of this subject many myths about food have emerged creating a wealth of misinformation.
In an effort to separate fact from fiction, I decided to address some of those myths. In this issue of the newsletter I went to the National Institute of Health (NIH) for the real scoop. In the article “Food Myths Debunked” I have pretty much reprinted the information that they make available to the public. Therefore what you are about to read is the actual science regarding commonly held ideas about food, diets and exercise.
I welcome your comments or questions about this topic or any other you might be interested in. You can email me at StanHyman@AventuraStressRelief.com.
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Food Myths Debunked
Below is a list of the Myths you can read about in this article. Click the link at the bottom of the column to find the real truth.
Myth: High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.
Myth: Starches are fattening and should be limited when trying to lose weight.
Myth: Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight.
Myth: Natural or herbal weight-loss products are safe and effective.
Myth: "I can lose weight while eating whatever I want."
Myth: Low-fat or nonfat means no calories.
Myth: Fast foods are always an unhealthy choice and you should not eat them when dieting.
Myth: Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight.
Myth: Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain.
Myth: Lifting weights is not good to do if you want to lose weight, because it will make you "bulk up."
Myth: Nuts are fattening a...
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