NUTRITIONAL MYTHS AND THEIR TRUTHS
If you skip a meal, your body will think that you are in starvation mode and will, therefore, slow down your metabolism to compensate. You then tend to overeat at the next meal. Often, skipping a meal and then eating too much at the next one means that you have a higher total caloric intake than if you just ate more frequently throughout the day. A better approach is to eat small healthy meals and snack frequently to keep your blood sugar balanced.
Myth: Can I lose weight while eating whatever I want. Truth: To lose weight, you need to use more calories than you eat. It is possible to eat any kind of food you want and lose weight. You need to limit the number of calories you eat every day and/or increase your daily physical activity. Portion control is the key. Try eating smaller amounts of food and choosing foods that are low in calories. Remember: You can be skinny and sick, or even overweight and healthy.
Myth: I don't need to count calories if I eat good food >>>
Truth: Knowing the energy potential in your food is crucial for good health! Health is found in a balance of the right amount of energy needed to accomplish the tasks you perform each day: Too little and your organs, glands, tissues suffer; too much and your body weight and risk for diseases increase. Any person interested in their own health should understand the calories they are eating.