The Top Diet Myths Which ALWAYS Bear Repeating

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Whatever happens in the world, some seemingly steadfast diet myths will still remain. However, often, someone tells you you will still find it hard to shake off these lies, but you can never know too much, so sit up and pay attention! This is a very top-level approach, but its mantra cannot be ignored. If you are perturbed by what you want to eat individually every day or how many carbs are in x, y, or z, consider that if you get 90% of your nutrition right, the final 10% is less important.

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Total Calories IN VS Total Calories OUT

The determining factor in whether you lose or gain weight. The End.

Meal Frequency

That is, how many times you eat or do not eat in a day DOES NOT MATTER in the slightest. Eating more, smaller meals doesn’t burn more calories than eating fewer, larger meals.

Eating carbs at night – do it.

It’s better for you than eating them spread throughout the day. I’ve posted on this before (with accompanying scientific studies), but the important point is this – by continuously spiking your blood sugar during the day (by consuming carbs), you are encouraging your body to hold onto fat.

If calories are equal, a moderate intake of saturated and unsaturated fats and a lowering of carbohydrates will cause a reduction in body fat in almost every one! An associated benefit of this is improving your cholesterol levels. HDL cholesterol is GOOD for you. LDL cholesterol is the BAD kind.

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Pay attention to this next time you go to the doctor for a blood test, or you spot a Daily Mail article championing some food that is now good for you, even though it was wrong for you last year but is now definitely good for you. (What?!)
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Side note: Without turning this into a huge in-depth calories article – Those of you using varying protocols such as 5:2, Intermittent Fasting, and Carb Backloading, congratulations! Your body can see great success using these ideas, but remember, if your overall calories aren’t on point, then you won’t see any changes!

Psychologically, these are great ways to eat because you become self-regulating with your food and learn what to eat for full satiation, etc. Like anything else, though, they all still require the most essential personal tool of all for making changes – discipline.

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