Although many of you are already aware of certain nutritional myths that we find in the field of nutrition and we have tried many times to clarify, it is never wrong to give a review of some of the most widespread myths in the field of nutrition and physical exercise.
The myths are born of reading sources of information that are not based on bibliographical literature or are outdated, in this same web we have written information about some subject that after several years has been shown that scientifically was just the opposite, that is why Interesting to read also what year the news is.
It still seems that the macronutrient most “hated” by society at the time of slimming is the carbohydrate. While it is true that we live in a society in which most products have an excess of sugars and a diet based on unhealthy products high in carbohydrates and trans fats, it is not true that the fault of all our ills is of carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates alone will not make us fat or not lose weight, first we must take into account the caloric balance, although we should not only think about the caloric balance, but also the origin of the nutrients we provide to our body.
We have already talked on occasion about a kilocalorie is not a kilocalorie and is that it is not the same to ingest 200Kcal coming from a couple of sweets industrial bakery that 200Kcal coming from a pair of bananas.
Although the nutritional composition based on macronutrients may be similar, the satiating and digestive effect of “real” food is not the same as that of industrial products. Fruits, vegetables, vegetables, meats and, ultimately, foods found in nature, are more satiating and provide a greater thermogenic effect in their digestion than industrial products .
Timing in food is not so important
Another quite widespread myth is that of timing, that is, eating certain foods at specific times of the day, for example: carbohydrates at night get fat . This famous myth, which we also unmask, has different variants, such as: carbohydrates from a certain hour, fatten.
While it is true that at a sports performance level it is interesting to take care of the food to such an extent to take into account the meal schedule, metabolic level or fat loss, we will not notice any change, as long as the overall balance Of nutrients and calories that we ingest throughout the day, is the one that corresponds to achieve the goal of losing fat.
That is, if we have to ingest 2000Kcal, of which 1200Kcal comes from carbohydrates, that is, about 300g of carbohydrates daily, if we only make a meal in which we ingest those 300g, we will continue to lose fat, as long as those 2000Kcal are Our caloric deficit .
Eating more often does not accelerate our metabolism
Within the world of nutrition, another of the mistaken beliefs is that if we eat more often, we will lose more. We have already talked to you on more than one occasion and in addition to detail details of the famous intermittent fasting, which also has a number of benefits at the level of the body quite interesting.
What I want to emphasize, however, is that if a person is accustomed to having several meals a day, because he feels satiated longer and is able to better control the total caloric intake during the day, he can continue to use this strategy .
However, it is not the fact of eating several times a day which helps you to lose more fat, but to eat less than what your body spends throughout the day. Intermittent fasting is a form of eating that has many health advantages but I would not recommend using or trying on everyone, since you would have to see exactly where we started when it came to losing fat.
Mixing Carbohydrates and Protein is Bad
From the nutritional point of view, this point is nonsense. If we think, for example, of a food such as broccoli, the food itself has a nutritional composition in which we find both carbohydrates and proteins, i.e.:
- Of each 100g of broccoli, we obtain 33Kcal, 2.66g of carbohydrates and 3.56g of protein.
So, eating foods in which we mix carbohydrates with proteins or fats, will not have any negative influence when it comes to losing fat if that is our goal.
Like this is a myth, all its variants are also, such as the fact of eating fruit before or after a meal.