On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about 7 popular diet myths that have been debunked.
How many of these common nutrition mistakes are you still making?
All right, let’s get started on the 7 diet myths that I want you to ditch.
However, in my opinion, weight loss is more about science than math.
Your body is smarter than you think.
Overtime, when you drastically decrease the amount of calories you take in, your body can go into survival mode.
Since your body doesn’t know when it’ll be fed again, it holds on to stored fat for survival, which leaves your hard earned muscle to be burned for energy.
By following an extreme calorie restrictive diet, you may lose weight, but you’re doing it by becoming a smaller fat person.
Healthy sources of fat are not the cause of body fat.
In fact, healthy fats are essential for the cells of your body and optimal hormonal health.
They can also help you eat less, because calories from healthy fat are very filling.
All the latest research shows natural sources of saturated fat found in the following foods are not bad for you:
These foods high in saturated fats may actually be good for your healthy cholesterol and heart health.
Foods containing trans fat are what you should be avoiding.
Trans fats are mainly found in processed foods such as:
You hear it all the time.
Eating carbohydrates at night will make you fat.
In other words, there is a carb monster that arrives after 8pm, and makes you store all consumed carbohydrates as body fat.
Of course, to some extent this can be true, but not if your workouts are later in the day.
Rather than timing your carbohydrate consumption based on the clock, time your carbohydrate consumption based on your workouts.
This approach is called carb backloading.
If you are exercising after work, I recommend you follow up your workout with a protein and carbohydrate shake.
This means, even if it’s 10pm, your body will use up the carbohydrates to switch the body from a catabolic break down mode, to an anabolic repair and growth mode.
If you have to force down every one of your meals, because it’s comprised of an over cooked plain chicken breast and raw broccoli, I get it.
However, as a Live Leaner, we don’t roll that way.
We learn how to cook healthy foods correctly, by using delicious and healthy:
It doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money to make real food taste delicious.
You just have to be smart about it.
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If you decide to go the vegan or vegetarian route because you love animals, all the power to you.
Can you lose weight going vegan?
Of course you can, when you do it right.
However, this is where some people get it wrong.
Just because some foods are classified as vegan or vegetarian, it does not mean they’re healthy or weight loss friendly.
Think about it, french fries, potato chips, pasta, they’re all vegan foods right?
Does this make them healthy?
Regardless of which diet you follow, just use common sense.
Let’s move on to the last diet myth.
I could go on and on about the topic of out exercising a bad diet.
However, the bottom line for the average population is, the quality and quantity of food you eat, will quickly overpower all effort put in the gym, when it comes to weight loss.
The calories from bad food choices add up a lot quicker than the calories burned from exercise.
Why else do you see the same people at the gym, for 1-2 hours every single day, yet they still have a big gut?
Don’t be that guy.
There you have it Live Lean Nation.
Those were 7 popular diet myths that have been debunked.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.