Dieting has led to be many unhealthy misconceptions about weight loss. There are many myths regarding food ,what  you should eat and when you should you eat .
Here are few myths and facts regarding diet……..

  • MYTH –One should eat wheat daily to prevent  deficiencies .

FACT-We already eat too much wheat in our diet. Instead we should try variety of cereals that are good for health such as barley , brown rice , ragi , oats in summers. Jowar and bajra in winters.

  • MYTH – High protein/low carbohydrate diets are  healthy to lose weight.

FACT– Eating such kind of diet day can lead to the buildup of ketones in your blood which can cause your body to produce high level of uric acid or risk of developing kidney stones .A balanced diet with lesser calorie will also result in weight loss .

  • MYTH- Natural and herbal weight loss products are safe and effective.

FACT – These can be harmful . Researches have shown the presence of ephedra , which causes health problems .

  • MYTH –There are some magical food that cause weight loss.

FACT – some food such as celery , grapefruit , cabbage soup are said to burn body fat , which is incorrect. Dietary fibre is the only answer to provide the feeling of fullness with less calorie .

  • MYTH- The less you eat the more weight you will lose.

FACT– Weight loss achieved through less eating is easily regained . Skipping meals can result in tiredness, poor nutrition and slow metabolism. Best idea is to have all your meals by making smart choices.

  • MYTH- Starches are fattening and should be limited when trying to lose weight .

FACT– Many foods high in starch are low in fat and calorie, they turn high calorie food when eaten in large portions or when covered with high fat toppings .So , while choosing them pay attention to the portion and choose the ones with high dietary fibre like whole wheat bread , brown rice , oat meal , bran cereal , beans etc
No single food or diet can help you lose weight. You need to change the way you eat and increase physical activity.

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