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  1. Skip meals to lose weight

Not true. Once you skip meals, you will most probably start craving for food and by the time you sit to eat, you over consume food and therefore over pack calories which will definitely lead to undesirable weight gain.

  1. All calories are equal

This is not true. It is a fact that carbohydrates and proteins have 4 kilocalories per gram, while fats have 9 kilocalories per gram. This means that different foods with different rates of digestion contribute differently to the calorie input. This makes whole foods more preferred to processed foods.

  1. You have to starve yourself to lose weight

This is not true. Once you restrict energy into your body and brain, your body senses threat and changes your metabolism to adapt and burns less energy. It is recommended to eat at least 70% of your calorie needs to avoid unhealthy weight loss and shrinking of your muscles.

  1. Cut out fat to lose weight.

No. don’t. Fats are necessary for nutrient absorption like vitamins A, D, E and K. Cholesterol also helps to produce hormones like estrogen and testosterones. Therefore cutting out fat is dangerous. Limiting the amount of fat could be the option here.

  1. Diet soda helps to lose weight

This is a myth that might look true but is actually the opposite. Diet soda is normally packed with additives and preservatives with hidden sugars in them.  The synthetic sugars end up building in the liver and become a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is better to take home made juice frequently or the normal soda only once in a while.

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  • Betty Jelimo

    I'm an enthusiastic Clinical Nutritionist who has passion for adventure and sharing knowledge. For me, curiosity doesn't kill a cat, it gives the cat more experience instead.


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