Every day we come across a sea of information on health and nutritional facts on various social media platforms or websites. Unluckily, most of the information shared is not based on facts. Here is an eye-opener :
Myth 1 – Intake of Fats Makes You Obese:
It is an age-old belief that consuming food items like ghee and oils increases our body’s fat level. Fearing this, people shift to oil-free diet regimes. The fact is that fats are needed by the body to perform various metabolic functions. They are helpful when consumed in small quantities. Oils of certain food items are known to have anti-inflammatory properties and contain a variety of vitamins
Myth 2 – You Should Eat in Small Quantities in Small Intervals:
Contrary to the conviction that eating in small quantities at small intervals helps in reducing weight, it is found that if the daily nutritional requirements are fulfilled then the number of times we eat food does not matter.
Myth 3 – Count the Number of Calories Consumed in a Day:
Another misconception is which needs to be busted is that burning the number of calories consumed results in weight loss. The experts are of the view that burning calories is just one aspect. Our emotional condition, mental health, stress levels, etc., also play a detrimental role in deciding how our body functions.
Myth 4 – Be Lean Be Healthy:
No one denies that being overweight or obese is an open invitation to diseases like heart ailments, diabetes, etc. But being thin also does not guarantee that one is healthy. What matters is a healthy Body Mass Index by consuming a healthy and balanced diet.
Myth 5 – Reduce the Intake of Daily Sugar:
A new trend is also observed these days: people prefer to buy food items labeled as Fat-free or Sugar-Free. But such people are ignorant that such food items contain permitted preservatives that adversely affect our bodies. It is also found that foods with high protein content also have a high percentage of processed sugars which hampers the fitness Goals.
Myth 6 – High Protein Helps in Muscle Buildup:
It’s a common belief that a high protein diet helps in building up the muscles. So, people consume high protein supplements for muscle bulk and retain it. The studies have busted this myth too. They have shown that the key to muscular gain is the right amounts of protein required by our body, which are naturally present in our food and not from the supplements they consume.
There are many myths around everything fitness is not left untouched and requires correct guidance. We at TotallyFit provide mentorship to everyone and invite you to be a part of this community where everything is delivered with the science behind it to stop believing in myths that prevent us from reaching our goals. The knowledge that our experts share will help the world crack these myths and become more aware.