3 Scary Nutrition Myths, Debunked
To many people, nutrition can seem like a scary topic. Afterall, we are bombarded with sensationalist anecdotes and stories about how some foods will ruin our diet, or how you have to eat a certain way to be healthy. However, we here at Meals of Steel believe in facts over fear. So in the spirit of the season, these are a few of the most common nutrition myths that scare our clients.
Myth #1: [insert here] Will Make You Gain Weight
We’ve all heard it before. Some may say eating carbs can make a person gain unwanted weight. Some may say that fat will do that instead. I’ve also seen clients being restrictive after certain hours of the day because they believe meals eaten at a certain time is more likely to cause weight gain. The truth is the underlying principle that causes weight gain is excess Calories. So rather than demonizing entire food groups or restricting yourself to eating only certain hours, focus on eating less food and less Calories overall if you are gaining excess weight. Whichever way you go about consuming less Calories can be up to you.
Myth #2: You Need To Do an Extreme Cleanse
Cleanses are more popular than ever. And the fact is that it’s unnecessary. The claims usually come down to how there are harmful substances in your body affecting your health, immune function, digestion, etc, and the way to get rid of them is through an often extreme cleanse of eliminating certain foods, replacing solid foods with just liquid foods, or buying certain supplements. And this is all unnecessary. For example, a cleanse that just has you drinking just vegetable juice for several days will leave you deficient in protein and Calories. And supplements may not be needed if you already have a varied and balanced diet.
Myth #3: You Need To Eat Organic To Be Healthy
We’ve had clients insist on eating exclusively organic produce. And in terms of nutrition, they typically believe that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than its conventional counterpart. Even if this was true, we see this as a minute detail that won’t affect the overall quality of your diet. Our primary goal is always to get someone to consume more whole plants if their intake is insufficient, even if they are not eating organic. Essentially, the fact that you consume enough fruits and vegetables matters much more than whether the fruits and vegetables were organic or not.
Now that we’ve put a few nutrition boogeymen to rest, we here at Meals of Steel would like to wish you a Happy Halloween. And if you are a first time customer, we hope you will enjoy a treat from us. Get up to $100 OFF your first order this Holiday season while the offer lasts.