• Julian Simpson

Top 13 Biggest nutrition MYTHS !

  1. Calories in, calories out’ is all that matters when it comes to weight loss- There are other factors like hypothyroidism, medications, genetics etc

  2. High fat foods are unhealthy - Dietary fat is ESSENTIAL for optimal health - Diets HIGHER in fat have been proven just as effective than low fat diets

  3. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day- Health benefits are associated with eating and not eating breaky

  4. You need to eat small, frequent meals for optimal health - REGULAR meal pattern is BEST for health

  5. Non nutritive sweeteners are healthy- They can actually cause type 2 diabetes and negative changes to gut bacteria

  6. Macronutrient ratio matters more than diet quality - the key thing is to have unprocessed foods!

  7. White Potatoes are unhealthy- just have white potatoes roasted or baked

  8. Low fat and diet foods are healthy alternatives- Low fat and diet foods are usually HIGH in sugar and salt

  9. Following a very low calorie diet is the best way to lose weight- Low calorie diets lead to metabolic adaptions that make LONG TERM weight control difficult

  10. Calcium supplements are necessary for bone health - This is fairly new as its now coming to light that calcium can increase the risk of heart disease, and may NOT reduce the risk of fracture/osteoperosis

  11. Everyone can benefit from a probiotic- probiotics in SOME PEOPLE may lead to negative changes in the gut bacteria and can lead to bloating, gas and other effects

  12. High cholesterol foods are unhealthy- foods like eggs, full fat yogurt are HIGHLY nutritious.

  13. Carbs are NO good because they cause weight gain- High fiber carbs like the mediterranean diet, can actually help REDUCE the risk of obesity, diabetes and cancers.

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