3 myths about dieting

3 myths about dieting

Anyone who is interested in healthy eating and dieting can easily list three main rules for those who want to lose weight: do not skip breakfast, do not eat after 6 p.m. and eat frequently throughout the day, but in small portions. You will probably be surprised to know that these three rules have already denied!

Is breakfast really necessary?

A lot of people pay too much attention for the times they eat. Scientists have proven that none of the eating ismore important than the others. In order to lose weight, you have to know how many calories you get and how many of them you consume. A healthy breakfast does not guarantee that you will choose healthy and low-calorie food for the rest of the day. Besides, if you don’t want to eat in the morning, there is nothing really terrible that the first meal of the day is lunch. Don’t not feel hungry in the morning? Do not eat. Choose something light for your lunch. This way you will also save some calories. If you are hungry in the morning, enjoy a healthy and low-calorie breakfast. Everything depends on your personal choices.

Why would you torture yourself after 6 p.m. if you are hungry?

Again, the same rule applies: eating time is not so important, as emphasized in many diet tips. Italian scientists have made a research compared the results of people who try to lose weight. One group of volunteers ate more in the first half of the day, and the other one in the evening. Participants in both groups consumed the same amount of calories. The results showed that the weight loss was not affected by the time the participants were eating. Therefore, if you want to have a snack after a dinner, you can, but do not exaggerate.

Why you should eat frequently and in small portions?

It’s hard to believe, but this theory was born when some researchers have claimed that eating is an activity that also promotes burning calories. In order to activate the digestive mechanism our body consumes more energy. Therefore, it makes sense that your body should always have a small amount of food to digest. But this myth is contradicted by recent research too. According to French scientists, there is no evidence that the same amount of calories intake for 3 or 6 times, makes us use energy differently. So again it is recommended to rely on the fact it is more convenient to you: to snack on during the day or eat a few times a day. The most important thing – do not exceed the recommended calorie intake.


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