As you may know, not fueling up with the right nutrients can affect how well your body performs and your overall fitness benefits. Even though healthy eating is important, there are myths that hinder your performance if you listen to them.
Here Are some myth busters on healthy eating.
Working out on an empty stomach.
If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to tell you something. Without listening to them, you are forcing your body to run without any fuel. Before you exercise or do any physical activity, always eat a light snack such as an apple.
Relying on energy bars and drinks.
Although they are fine every once in a while, they don’t deliver the antioxidants you need. Fruits and vegetables are your best bets, as they are loaded in vitamins, minerals, fluid and fiber.
Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, as breakfast starts the day. Your body needs fuel as soon as possible, and without it, you’ll be hungry throughout the day and more inclined to be tempted to pick on unhelpful foods.
Low carb diets.
Your body needs carbohydrates for your muscles and the storing of energy. Having said that too many carbohydrates could have an adverse effect on your weight loss. Some people are carbohydrate intolerant so if you find you are not losing 1-2 pounds a week then it is as well to check with a health professional.
Eating what you want.
Eating healthily and exercising doesn’t give you an all access pass to eat anything you want. Everyone needs the same nutrients whether they exercise or not, as well as fruits and vegetables.
Not enough calories.
Although losing weight involves cutting calories, losing weight too quickly is never safe. It can lead to a yoyo effect in weight loss which is non productive. Ideally you should aim for 1 – 2 pounds loss a week.
Always make sure that you are getting enough calories to keep your
body operating smoothly.
Skip soda and alcohol.
Water and juice are the best drinks for active people. You should drink often to keep your body hydrated. By the time you get thirsty, it means that your body is already dehydrating and needs topping up with fluid.
Changing how you eat is always a great step towards healthy eating and it will affect how your body performs. The healthier you eat, you better you’ll feel.
No matter how old you may be, healthy eating is something you should strive for. Once you give it a chance, you’ll see in no time at all just how much it can change your life – for the better.