There is a big problem today with the numerous nutrition and fitness myths, fooling men and woman who want to start a healthy stage in their lives or to build an Aesthetic Physique. Here are the most common facts that will put an end to all of this.
Myth #1- You need to eat 6-8 meals a day!
It has also been proven that consuming larger portions every 4-6 hours may even be more beneficial than eating 6-8 times every 2-3 hours. Not to mention eating 6-8 meals is very hard, especially if it goes about working at an office or studying at college.
Myth #2 – Don’t eat before you sleep! You’ll get fat!
Again, another over exaggerated myth and this myth probably came from people who got fat eating too much food during the day rather than during the night. You see, meal timing does not matter at all and although it is true that your metabolism rate slows down when you’re asleep, it is all about energy balance (Calories in vs. Calories out) and eating 500 calories at 12 at night is the same as eating at 12 in the afternoon. Neither is any more likely to be stored as fat.
Myth #3 – Fat is unhealthy and bad for you!
This is like saying that if you avoid eating fatty foods, you will not get fat which is completely wrong! Some people tend to think that just because its fats, once you eat it, it will become body fat which makes absolutely no sense at all. When it comes to weight loss or weight gain, it is all about Calories in vs. Calories out (Energy Balance). Not all fats are bad for you, in fact, some fats are necessary for good health and your organs to function properly. They’re known as essential fatty acids (EPA’s) and research has shown that they can help with diabetics, blood pressure, and other diseases.
Just like any other Macro-Nutrients, it is important to consume an adequate amount of fats in order to maximize fat loss, improve overall well-being and mental health.
Myth #4 – Eating clean is important to maximize fat loss!
This is complete rubbish, what does eating clean means? No junk foods? No fatty foods? No flavoring or sauces? Let’s debunk this myth once and for all, A 500 calorie burger is the same as a 500 calorie salad, while the salad may be healthier for you in the long run, it has nothing to do with fat loss. Your body can’t differentiate a burger from a salad and will just absorb them and convert them into energy just like every other food sources. Again, the key here is «Energy Balance», burning more calories than it is possible to maintain by your body can lead to fat/weight loss, and not the type of food you eat.
Have you ever heard about a diet called «IIFYM»? It states you can eat whatever you want and still reach your Aesthetic goals.
Myth #5 – Carbohydrates make you fat!
This is completely false, it doesn’t matter how much carbohydrates you consume that makes you fat but rather the number of calories that are received in excess. Eating too many calories leads to fat gain, it’s as simple as that. There is no difference if you eat 500 g of protein or 500 g of carbohydrates. When you choose a calorie surplus, you will put on weight and whether you put on muscle mass or fat mass, that depends solely on your training and the number of calories you consume.
These top 5 common myths should become some kind of relief allowing you now to waste your money and time, packing 5-6 food packages to bring to work or school. Next time when someone convinces you in something about Fitness Training or Nutrition Dieting, make sure there is a science-proof or some research study. In such a case you will be able to feel safe doing the right things. Pay attention to details as everyone can say whatever they want but it all comes down to whether if it’s scientifically proven or not, Science doesn’t lie.