Five Nutrition Myths To Stop Believing

By December 20, 2022 No Comments

Nutrition is essential for anyone who wants to maintain good health. There are lots of different schools of thinking around the topic of diet and nutrition. With so much information available, it can be difficult to work out who to listen to. 

We’ve been providing popular meal prep services to our clients for years. We have been seeing more questionable (bad) nutritional advice floating around online recently so we created this blog to dispel some of the most common misconceptions we encounter.

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Myth 1: Eating fat makes you fat. 

This is one of the most common nutrition myths out there. While it is true that eating too much of the bad fats can lead to weight gain, the right kind of fats are actually essential for maintaining good health. 

Saturated fats are the ones to be avoided. 

Unsaturated fats are the kind found in things like nuts, oily fish and avocados – these are the sort of healthy fats that you should try to include in your diet.

Myth 2: Eating late at night will make you gain weight.

This isn’t necessarily true. Eating late at night does not automatically result in weight gain. That being said, it is not a great idea to eat a big meal soon before bed. 

Aim to eat at least three hours before bed to give your system a chance to do the hard work before you sleep.

Myth 3: You should avoid carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are not bad for you. Too many carbohydrates can be, however.

There are many diets out there at the moment that call for a complete removal of this food group. Carb-free diets can be really effective for weight loss, but they can be pretty extreme on a day to day basis. The truth is that, unless you’re looking to lose weight at a rapid pace, carbohydrates should form part of a balanced diet. 

Fitness enthusiasts and people on personal exercise plans should really look to include healthy carbohydrates in their diet. 


Myth 4: Eating low-fat foods will help you lose weight.

Low-fat foods often contain added sugars to make up for the taste that is lost when fat is removed. These added sugars can lead to weight gain rather than weight loss. 

It is also questionable whether low fat options are good for your health because many of the good fats are removed from the product.

If you are looking to lose weight then it may be better to look at adjusting your diet, instead of choosing “low fat” options. 

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Myth 5: You need to take vitamin supplements for optimal health.

Vitamin supplements can be beneficial when there is a specific deficiency or an identified risk factor. However, taking vitamin supplements for the sake of it is not strictly necessary for good nutrition.

Vitamins certainly should not replace a healthy balanced diet. The truth is that most people can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a range of fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you would like to explore the benefits of vitamin supplements then you should probably talk to a doctor or dietician to discuss what is best for you.

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