15 Dieting Lies Everyone Believes

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Dieting today can be very confusing to the uninformed. For every diet telling you to eat a specific type of food, there is another plan that says the food from the first plan is the worst thing you can put in your body.

Most diets spring up when new research comes to light showing how certain foods interact with our bodies. Results from these studies are often taken out of context and used to back up the legitimacy of a diet. This has led to many incorrect assumptions about dieting trends, and many more outright lies designed to persuade you to a certain way of thinking.

1. Fat is Bad for You

The war on fat has been going on for well over 50 years now.

The reason the media has ramped up so much attention on the negative effects of fat intake is one part science and one part word association.

Some time ago, scientists began to wonder at the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men throughout America.

Their research pointed out that the high-fat diet of many Americans was taking a high-toll on the cardiovascular health of many men.

Fast-forward many years later to an American population obsessed with personal body image, and the idea of “fat” automatically rings in our heads as a bad thing. This is all a result on a narrow field of research into a problem that was taken out of context.

Fat is not an inherently bad thing for our bodies. Our bodies actually need fat to function, so it doesn’t really make sense that fat is bad. What the message should be is that a diet that is high in fat and carbs, without any exercise, will cause a substantial increase in weight.

To demonstrate just how crazy the idea that fat is bad for you really is, new research performed within the last five years actually points out that a high-fat diet has a better chance of shedding weight than a high-carb diet. Food for thought.


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