Some weight loss rules are perplexing and not based on anything. Others sometimes look no less strange, but scientifically proven. Here are some examples of what can be tested and justified.
1. Breakfast is not that important
A healthy diet starts with breakfast. But it doesn't matter at all whether you have time to eat within a conditional hour after waking up or not! And one more thing: with a very early breakfast, people tend to overeat during the day. In addition, it is now believed that there are no more or less important meals: the total calorie intake is taken into account, as well as what exactly you eat. You don't have to eat breakfast at all.
2. You can have dinner tightly
Italian researchers have dispelled one of the popular myths. Comparing the performance of people who eat heavily at 10 am and 6 pm, they found no difference in the number of pounds lost. What's more: Dinner lovers have lost more fat percentage!
3. Fractional nutrition does not help you lose weight faster
We've heard for years that eating a little and often can burn more calories. But French scientists have found that this does not affect the process of losing weight. Again, the amount of calories is important.
4. Carbohydrates are not enemies
Lately, many have tended to demonize carbohydrates. They are, they say, harmful. But we are usually talking about sugar, and not about all carbohydrates at once! Look at the Japanese, who have been considered a carbohydrate nation since 1991: no more than 3% of the population have diabetes and overweight. And if starchy foods like rice and sweet potatoes were harmful, they would be the fattest and sickest on the planet.
5. Vitamin weight loss exists
Most supplements that are meant to help you lose weight don't work. But that's not what vitamin D is! Canadian scientists have found that it promotes the production of leptin, an important hormone for weight loss, and reduces the production of the "stress hormone" cortisol.
6. Don't eat before exercise
More precisely, you do not need to eat in half an hour, but in two or three - it is obligatory. There is nothing worse than a heaviness in the stomach during exercise and just because you were told "must".
7. Don't chase organics
The study, published in the American journal Annal of Internal Medicine, summarized the results of 200 studies comparing organic (farmed, etc.) food to conventional food. No significant difference was found in disease prevention and health effects! If we talk specifically about losing weight, then there are practically no differences here either. Certainly there are fewer pesticides and toxins in organic food, but this has no health impact. In addition, not all organic foods contribute to weight loss. Sources of sugar remain sugar, a thousand calories are a thousand calories.
8. There is no excess protein
It is believed that if you eat too much protein, kidney problems will begin. Researchers conducted an experiment and found that even 400 grams of protein per day does not create health problems. If the kidneys are not working well, then, of course, the consequences can be serious, but the average person will not suffer from overeating proteins.