Common Diet Myths

“Eating carbs makes you fat”Yes, cutting out carbs (especially white carbs such as white bread and pasta) is enough to make the average person feel lighter quite quickly. This short term weightless is due to water loss from a decrease in carbohydrate stores. Eating carbohydrates in moderation does not necessarily lead to an increase in weight. Severely restricting your body from carbohydrates is more likely to make you feel lethargic and more inclined to binge.

“Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol”This is more of a misconception than anything else. Eggs have the most concentrated amount of cholesterol of any food. However, there is not enough cholesterol in a serving of eggs to pose any detrimental health concerns. Eggs are packed full of vitamins that help to prevent macular degeneration and heart disease. Eggs also contain all 9 amino acids and contain high-quality protein.

“Eating fat makes you fat”Low fat, fat-free, no fat. These are commonly used terms you will hear when it comes to losing weight and eating a “healthy” diet. Products marked with these terms are often full of sugars, additives, preservatives and artificial ingredients to replace the so called “fat” that has been removed or left out in the manufacturing of the product. Foods such as nuts, avocados and olive oil are also looked down upon because of their fat content. The fat contained in natural foods such as these are primarily monounsaturated fat which studies have shown to lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol.



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