1. Breakfast is the Most Important MealI like a small breakfast when I get up at 6 A.M., and I have a small midday meal/snack around noon. Am I making a diet no-no?
- Eating too early leaves way too large an eating window until you eat lunch around 1 or 2 pm. This could lead to more fat storage, more hunger, and a greater chance that you'll snack.
- You don't have to eat the minute you wake up - that's just crock! You can eat hours later, especially if you don't feel immediately hungry.
- No meal is "THE MOST IMPORTANT". What matters is the total number of calories you eat, plus the balance of nutrients.
2. Big Dinners are Bad for YouIf you eat late at night, you are:
- Going to sleep with food undigested - meaning your body absorbs more fat from the food.
- Increasing your risk of acid reflux.
3. Snacking Will Help You Lose WeightWRONG! Eating more often throughout the day doesn't speed up your metabolism - it just eliminates the highs and lows in your blood sugar that is the result of 3 meals a day. However, what it WILL do is help you to feel less hungry throughout the day. Eat 2 meals, 3 meals, 5 meals, or 6 meals - just keep those calories limited!
4. Low Carb Diets Lead to Weight LossCarbs have a bad reputation, but that's just because a lot of the carbs we eat are empty, white, or refined. If you look at potatoes, brown rice, whole wheat, and whole grains, you're actually looking at powerhouses in terms of nutrients and energy.
5. Weight Loss Pills are DangerousThere has yet to be a healthy pill or supplement that can actually speed up weight loss. Many of these pills HELP, or they simply cause the placebo effect. The sad truth, though, is that not even vitamins and minerals can speed up your weight loss. [caption id="attachment_31535" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Source: vitaminsall.com[/caption] Vitamin D is the closest it gets to a "weight loss pill". It helps you to feel full, releases the hormone leptin that is needed for weight loss, increases calcium absorption, and causes you to store less fat. It also kicks cortisol's a**, reducing the amount of fat you store thanks to stress.
Adding 2,000 to 3,000 IU of Vitamin D to your life can fill nutritional gaps in your diet and help you to reach those weight loss goals just a bit more easily!
The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to follow a "diet" that you can actually stick to. That's why we promote fitness & nutrition as a LIFESTYLE; not a journey. For many, this change in nutrition can be difficult. But you can bring your training and results to the next level by enjoying the right foods with us and see what a difference eating to support your fitness goals can achieve. Click here to check out our nutrition guide and get the results you WANT and DESERVE.Resources: