There are a lot of diet myths out there. Make sure you be aware of them. If you have made a diet plan based on these myths, you are making a mistake. Given below are a few diet myths that we have busted.
1: Eating After 8 pm is not a good idea
Eating before you go to bed won’t make you gain weight. As a matter of fact, your body digests food at night the same way it does during the day. The only difference is that if it may take a bit more time to digest it when you are lying on the bed.
2: Eating Small meals triggers your metabolism
The consumption of food doesn’t have a big impact on your metabolism. Although some foods especially those that contain caffeine may boost your metabolism, the effect is negligible. Actually, what affects your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories.
So, what you need to do is develop your muscles. According to experts, around a pound of tissue that is free of fat can burn 14 calories in 24 hours, give or take.
3: Pasta Can cause weight gain
If you consume carbohydrates, you produce sugars that are stored in the form of fat in your body. This is not true. In fact, carbohydrates don’t increase the amount of fat in your body. In fact, it’s the calories that do so. Carbohydrates include fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.
4: Coffee helps with weight loss
Although coffee can curb your appetite temporarily, having a few cups each day can’t help you shed the extra pounds. Apart from this, drinking too much coffee can result in increased heart rate, sleeplessness, and anxiety, which may result in weight gain.
So, if you believe in these myths, make sure you think again as what you may believe in may not be true.