Every day, we come across information about nutrition on social media, lifestyle magazines, and popular websites – a majority of which are incorrect.
Even some health professionals are responsible for circulating wrong information regarding nutrition to the populace, increasing the confusion. With this in mind, it’s important that we know of some of the most common nutrition myths around:
1. Caloric input and output are all that matters in weight loss.
While maintaining a caloric deficit is vital for weight loss, it’s not all that matters. Several factors like metabolic adaptations, genetics, and medical conditions can make losing weight harder for people.
2. High-fat foods are not healthy.
Dietary fat is necessary for good health and low-fat diets are associated with an increased risk of health problems such as increased insulin resistance and triglyceride levels.
High-fat diets are effective, maybe even more than low-fats, in enhancing weight loss.
3. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Research shows that missing breakfast can lead to lower calorie intake. Conversely, evidence also shows that doing your calorie consumption earlier in the day rather than at night, combined with minimized meal frequency, can reduce inflammation and elicit weight loss.
With the number of nutritional myths constantly circulating the internet, the best thing you can arm yourself with is accurate information.