5 Food Myths to Avoid

Ra 5 Food Myths Blog 01 01 01

With so much information out there on the most effective nutrition and weight loss trends, separating fact from fiction can be difficult.

Our friends at Rally Health turned to industry leading nutrition experts and science-based studies to help determine which 5 food myths you may want to avoid.

Myth #1: Low-fat loses the weight

No one food group is the cause of weight gain or loss. Instead, focus on incorporating a balance of proteins, healthy carbs and healthy fats into your daily diet.

Myth #2: Detox to slim-down

Relying solely on juice-based drinks can deplete your body of the nutrients and calories it needs to be healthy; however, adding a green smoothie into a balanced meal plan is a great way to get more greens and fiber into your diet and maintain your weight loss goals.

Myth #3: Satisfy your sweet tooth with low-sugar, low fat desserts

Have you ever found yourself settling for the low-calorie dessert when you really wanted the high-calorie dessert, only to eat more of the low-calorie dessert because you weren’t satisfied? Depriving yourself of the foods you love can potentially backfire when trying to lose weight. Instead, think about the portion of the dessert you're craving. Enjoying a few bites of something you love can go a long way!

Myth #4: Spicy foods are metabolism boosters

Yes, chili flakes can give your metabolism a temporary “kick” but not enough to really see results. Focus more on your daily exercise intake if you’re trying to increase or maintain the number of calories you’re trying to burn.

Myth #5: The later you eat, the more weight you’ll gain

It’s not when you eat but how you eat. Making healthy choices – especially when snacking – determines how successful your weight loss plan will be. If you’re experiencing late night cravings scheduling an earlier bedtime may help.

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