There are many myths related to Nutrition in fitness world. Some are old-school myths while even a lot of them comprise of marketing strategy to sell a certain product. Thus, we fitness enthusiasts need to be aware of the truths of all these myths to have best results for ourselves. Let us unravel the common myths related to Nutrition in the world of body-lifting.
1. High protein diets lead to kidney problems
There is a myth that is almost evident in the fitness industry is that too much consumption of proteins may lead to kidney problems such as osteoporosis. However, recent studies have shown that in the long term, a high protein diet leads to improved bone health and certainly lowers the risk of osteoporosis.
2. Eating Fat Will Make You Fatter
Since, we all know that fat has more than double the calories that protein or carbs have (9 calories per gram) we often tend to believe thus that eating fat will make us fatter and we try to drop it from our diet.
But this is untrue, because diets that contain higher protein and fats than carbs can help more in weight loss than diets which contain more carbohydrates as fats also help with the absorption of certain vitamins and phyto-nutrients, along with the production of vital hormones in the body.
3. Eat 5-6 small meals a day to fasten-up metabolism
One of the popular myths in the world of weightlifting is to eat 5-6 small meals a day rather than the common 3-4 meals so that one can speed up metabolism and thus loose fat. Though the statement that eating increases one’s metabolic rate is not false, but it is the total amount of calories that confines the energy used to digest the food, and not the number of meals, as many people believe, thus this is this that speeds up metabolism.
– AYAKTAN ROY
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