Clearing up diet misconceptions

  • Eating one meal a day may not help in losing weight. It might only maintain your weight. Weight loss is achieved when you split your meals into three main healthy meals and two small snacks in between.
  • Drinking green tea directly after your meals is likely not to burn the calories of the meal you have just had. Green tea only increases your total metabolism.
  • Rice and pasta are not likely to cause an increase in body weight. Weight gain depends on the food quantities you consume during the whole day, the way you cook the rice and what are the contents of the sandwiches for lunch.

  • There is no specific food that will make you gain or lose weight. For you to lose weight you have to decrease the total calories you burn daily. So if you burn 1500 calories and you eat 1300 calories, you will lose weight, but if you eat 1700 calories, then you gain weight.
  • If you suffer from bloating and water retention, drinking more water causes an increase in body water retention. The opposite is true. Drinking water will flush the water and the toxins out of the body.
  • Olive oil is healthy. But do not forget that it is still named fat. Adding too much olive oil will increase your weight. One teaspoon has 45 calories.
  • Drinking pineapple and kiwi juices does not burn body fat as you think. They increase the metabolism, that is it. Do not drink plenty of it thinking it will make you lose weight. One glass has 130 calories.
  • Sweeteners do not cause cancer and infertility problems. Side effects only start when you consume more than half a pack per day.
  • There is no specific food that will make you lose weight in one specific area. It depends on the structure of your body. Weight loss can be around the waist, the hips, the face or the arms.

These are the most common misconceptions I hear every day.

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