If you’ve entered that new decade deciding that you will be losing weight and making some actual effort to be healthier, then chances are you overindulged a bit during the Christmas season. But no need to feel bad at all, the most wonderful time of the year, after all, comes only once a year, and we get how easy it is to be carried away by the festivities.
But before you click away and look for the latest health fad to follow, here are some of the most common health myths concerning weight loss and weight management that you may not be aware of. Read on.
All sugar is bad for you
You’ve probably heard (or read) countless health experts telling you to avoid sugar because all of it is bad for you. However, before you try to eliminate it, know that sugar is naturally found in fruits and vegetables, as well as plain milk and other dairy products. And while it’s easy to go overboard with sugar, controlling your intake of it is still good and recommended.
Lemon water helps with weight loss
While drinking lemon water is healthy in itself, you’ve probably heard that it can also help you lose weight. Turns out, this is true in a sense, given that you start drinking it instead of sweet and carbonated beverages. So it can be effective, though it needs a bit of effort on your part too. In any case, you still get hydrated and get the added benefit of vitamin C.
Natural sweeteners are not sugars
Hate to break it to you, but it is. This is because sugar is found naturally in whole foods, such as honey, maple syrup and even fruit juices. As such, exercising moderation is still recommended.
All fats are bad for you
We don’t blame you, “fats” sound evil. However, this is wrong since there are lot of healthy fats that can benefit your health. The key, however, is to find out which ones are good for you. As such, make sure to replace the saturated fats in your diet with monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which can be found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and fish.