The worst thing about being on diet is tips that you hear from every Tom, Dick, and Harry while some makes sense there are some that don’t make a pinch of practicality at least.
Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of people who blindly follow the tips without proper research which probably leads to health and mess with your fitness goals.
Let us go through the 10 worst nutrition advice which can hinder your weight loss goals.
"Eat Less If You Are Overweight"
It is important to note that for losing weight one has to eat the right food at the regular interval rather than fainting from lack of food. It is indeed necessary to eat all meals with essential nutrients. An overweight person may not necessarily have adequate protein, vitamins in their body. Besides, weight loss doesn't mean cutting down on fat completely since our body also needs healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acid and monounsaturated fats. A proper diet chart is key for weight loss.
"Don't Eat the Egg Yolk; Eat only the White"
Egg yolks are a misunderstood lot. Although it is high in fat and cholesterol, they are the good ones that your body requires. Also, the yolks contain zinc which can help males increase their testosterone. It is alright to eat two full eggs in the morning as it will keep you full throughout the day and will also increase your metabolic rate. However, if you are into bodybuilding and eating more than six eggs a day, you should then balance the ratio of egg white and egg yolk.
Eating Fruit on Empty Stomach
It's completely a wrong belief that fruits should be eaten only in an empty stomach for nutrients to be absorbed. Be it fruit or any food, vitamin and mineral absorption takes place beyond the stomach and in the intestines.
Eating Salad After Meals
Instead, eat a plate or bowl full of salad first followed with your regular meal to keep yourself full and end up eating fewer calories. Salads contain fiber which helps in digestion and it doesn't help whether you eat it before or after.
No Snacking Between Meals
Actually, you should eat healthy food in smaller portions every two hours, especially when you are doing a desk job. Munch on nuts like almonds, walnuts and dark chocolates. This will keep you full and will also avoid bloating.
Saying No to Carbs
Carbohydrates provide energy to our body and are essential for carrying out your day-to-day activities. It acts as fuel for the body and brain and is one of the main components in macronutrients along with proteins and fat. The ratio of carb, protein and fat should be 2:1:1 for a healthy meal.
Work Out on an Empty Stomach
If you work out in an empty stomach, it can lead to muscle loss. You should, in fact, have some digestible carbs for an intense workout session. Remember lesser the muscle, more room for fat.
By Sowmya Sangam