Are there actually diet rules that are meant to be broken?
Since many dated diet guidelines and myths are up for debate, the answer is yes. Experts constantly opine on the supposed truth on diets of all types – most of which won’t help you lose weight or make sticking to a diet easier.Here are some
Food Rule Myths:
Eating at night will pile on the pounds. The total calories you take in over a 24-hour period are what cause weight gain, not when you consume the calories.
Eat at the same time every day. Eat when you’re body is ready, not when the clock says youre ready.
Diet with a friendit makes losing weight easier. Weight loss is a personal journey.
Dietary fat keeps you feeling full longer, therefore you will eat less. Fat does take longer to digest, but wont help you control your appetite. Foods that are more apt to fight off hunger the longest period of time are protein foods, followed by carbohydrates, then fats.
When you blow your diet, you might as well wait until the next day to get back on track. Bad idea — always try to get right back on track with your next meal.
Refusing food at a party or when visiting is rude. Turning down food that will blow your diet is socially acceptable and the right thing to do for yourself.
Skipping a meal now and then will help you lose. Skipping a meal means you will more than likely overeat at your next meal from being so hungry. This may also lead to slowing down your metabolism.
Bread, nuts and pasta are fattening. Whole-wheat bread/pasta is a great source of nutrients and won’t make you gain weight more than any other food with the same number of calories.
All calories are equally the same. This is some truth to this, but; you will get more nutrients from a 100-calorie apple than from a 100-calorie portion of white bread. Choose healthier items to control your hunger and your weight.
If you don’t eat everything on your plate, you’re just wasting food. If you feel guilty leaving food on your plate, simply put less food on your plate to begin with to prevent overeating.
Dont believe everything you hear! Much of it is just superstition. Now you can tell your friends the real truth about dieting. Many nutrition experts agree that many of the food and dieting rules that have been handed down to us are meant to be broken with no guilt!