With so many diet gurus, healthy eating vloggers, and self-made nutritionists, there is a lot of information and misinformation circulating the internet. Due to this, it becomes hard to believe real healthy eating facts that are provided to us.
For this article, we interviewed several healthy eating individuals. We’ll share some of the most common errors people make with regards to clean eating. There are certain things that people believe might help them stay healthy but in reality, they are sabotaging their lifestyle and eating habits.
Some of those habits are mentioned here and they just might surprise you.
1. Accepting that there is one ideal way of eating for everyone
Gluten-free, raw, vegan and the list goes on. Healthy eating is one of the most controversial topics these days and the different diet plans are making their way into our homes and our lifestyles rapidly. But, we need to know that there is no ideal way of eating for everyone. What’s working for you today might not work for you tomorrow. In fact, it might not work for your friend or your colleague either.
This theory is known as bio-individuality. Bio-individuality can be easily explored and with the right guidance, you can learn how to eat food that best suits your body type.
2. Losing fat makes you fat.
This concept originated from a poorly written and poorly reviewed research done in the 1980s. One unfortunate event that significantly occurs, is when you remove fat from your diet, obesity gains an extreme boost in no time. Why so? Because anything that is removed needs to be replaced and fat is widely used as a replacement in the form of sugar and carbs.
Research says, our body requires fats, alongside carbohydrates and proteins, to maintain a healthy weight and a functional body. What most people don’t know is that sometimes, adding good fats to your diet actually helps you lose weight. Thanks to Avocados!
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— Accela Staff (@AccelaStaff) 2 December 2018
3. Not realizing where sugar stores in our body.
A common misconception among people is that food has to taste sweet to contain sugar. Not entirely true! Foods like, ketchup, canned foods, bread, soft drinks, junk foods, dairy, and tomato paste have sugar equivalent to a large piece of cake. Sugar is one ingredient that manufacturers use as a tool to get consumer addicted to their food items. Try not to become a victim of this social experiment. Read the ingredients before purchasing any food item. Research on the food you eat.
Fat is not responsible for making people obese, it’s sugar! So to avoid going under fat removal procedures such as coolsculpting, make sure you intake less sugar.
4. Trusting all calories are made equal.
Have you ever known a person or are you that person who counts every calorie they intake in their meal, yet unable to lose weight? Even if you’ve been doing it for the past 10 years, it just wouldn’t work. Why? Because you cannot let calories rule your life, it’s sad and exhausting.
For example, what a 100 calorie crackers would do to your body will be very different than what a 100 calorie guacamole would do to your body. The so-called low-fat crackers are sabotaging your health while the guacamole will improve your health drastically. Knowing how different calories have an impact on your body can help you live a healthy lifestyle and eat clean with little to no effort.
— Diet Buff (@DietingForLife) 10 December 2018
5. Being ignorant towards your eating habits
Just like there is no ideal way of eating for everyone, there’s definitely not one way of eating that you can continue your whole life. As you grow older and change with time, so do your eating patterns.
It’s very important to make sure that you are eating healthy to avoid suffering from various diseases. You can always go for regular check-ups to stay updated on your health. Try our list of easy ways to keep fit during a busy work week here.