9 Popular Diet Tips
Drink a lot of water, don’t eat past 6, avoid carbohydrates, eat small meals, eat more frequently, eat a high protein diet, dont have carbs at night, raise your metabolism with spicy food, drink coffee, don’t drink coffee, never skip breakfast, eat grapefruit, detox with apple cider vinegar, portion control, count calories, check if it fits your macros, use a food scale, eat fruits, don’t eat fruits, allow yourself some dark chocolate, drink some wine, avoid the liquid calories, give up soda, drink ice cold water. There are so many diet tips in your face all the time it’s so hard to know what’s true and what’s false.
So in today’s video I’m going to go over you the 5 diet tips that you should avoid and never do becuase some of these will actually make you fatter. Let’s start with the very first one you never skip breakfast. You’re told to never skip breakfast because breakfast is what “breaks the fast” and kick-starts your metabolism. The theory is that when you sleep your metabolism is in a slower state and in order to speed it up you have to have breakfast. Now its definitely true that your metabolism is in a slower since State when you sleep but as soon as you wake up you’re going to start burning more calories just by being up and about. Skeptics still believe that you have to eat something to speed up your metabolism. Maybe this comes from the idea that digestion increases metabolism however the problem with this is that every time you digest your also taking calories in so even though you’re burning calories digesting you’re still taking in more than your burning. Some people also believe that breakfast helps stimulate your brain however it seems that skipping breakfast can help you avoid that midday crash and can help you avoid feeling lethargic all day. If you skip breakfast you’re just going to be cutting some calories out of your diet and that’s only going to help you burn more fat. Unless of course you’re one of those people that will over eat later in the day because you skip breakfast. The bottom line is that breakfast is not mandatory. Studies back this up to. A study done in 2014 compared overweight adults that skipped breakfast and some that had breakfast. After 16 weeks there was no difference between the two groups. The next myth is that the only way to lose weight is to cut back on carbohydrates. The truth is that carbs come from all different sources and these different sources have different effects on your body. You can a hundred percent lose weight eating a complex carbohydrate diet. In fact Steve Reeves one of the original bodybuilders had a diet of close to 60% carbs and he was obviously in great shape. Carbs are not the enemy. Next we have the idea that eating after 6 or eating at night in general will make you fat. There is no time of the day where you’re going to get fatter eating the same amount of calories that you would have eaten at a different time of the day. A lot of time people pig out at night which makes them fatter. I promise you you can go whole day without eating anything and just eat one big healthy meal at night and you’ll lose weight. Watch out for the high calorie treats that you’re having at night rather than restricting yourself from eating at night in general. Because again there are no special times of the day where your calories don’t count and other times of the day where your calories count extra. This is a myth that is widespread and it’s got to stop. The next myth is that fasting will make you lose muscle mass. This is funny because some studies suggest that intermittent fasting can actually help increase your muscle mass. It’s also well known that fasting helps increase your testosterone. There was a study done in which participants ate the same amount of calories that they were used to except all in one big meal at night. These people actually lost body fat and had a modest increase in their muscle mass. Now I definitely believe it’s going to be hard 4 a bodybuilder to eat enough food in one meal to increase muscle mass. they’re probably going to have to eat more meals throughout the day to get in enough calories. However for most people that are just trying to gain some muscle fasting is a totally fine option. Another fasting myth is that your body will enter into a starvation mode and your metabolism will slow down. This is completely untrue. Your metabolism will slow down when you’re in a calorie deficit no matter how many meals you eat.
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