Most people harbor the wrong beliefs about dieting. They believe that they have been doing healthy dieting. But in reality, there is no such thing as healthy dieting. Here are some healthy dieting myths that should be debunked if you want to lose weight in a healthy way.
Healthy Dieting Myths
Dieting and Starving: Incorrect eating patterns arise when we starve ourselves for too long. Having starved ourselves for too long, we tend to overeat when in front of food. Remember none can survive without eating. Never try to skip meals as this would make you eat double the quantity in your next meal.
The right way: Learn from little children who eat every two hours, a limited portion, and stay slim and healthy.
Hunger Signs: People eat by the clock these days, even if they are not hungry. Hunger signs mean a sense of rumbling in the stomach, inability to concentrate on the work. Severe hunger can also lead to feeling light-headedness and feeling weak.
The right way: Everyone does and should feel a sense of rumbling in the stomach in the mornings as the body has been without food for the entire night. You should never skip having breakfast at this time. Instead, you should have a very hearty and healthy meal.
Mouth Hungry: Many times, we are just bored or stressed and feel like munching on something. This hardly means that you are hungry. During such situations, nibbling on a carrot stick can easily satisfy your cravings.
The right way: At times, you could be just thirsty and not hungry. It is your body’s signal to get fluids to quench the thirst. If you have eaten two hours back satiably, then your body is not asking for food.
Your stomach is not a dustbin: Some women have always managed to eat until they reach their 30s. But a house full of kids also means a house full of leftover food. As a homemaker, you do not want to throw away costly food, and so you start putting in all the leftovers into your stomachs.
The right way: If you can’t waste food, change the rules of your household. Give everyone limited portions or put the leftovers in the fridge to be consumed later.
Overeating: Lastly, eat only when you are 80% hungry and eat till you are 80% full, never stuff yourself.
Over the years, we stop listening to that tiny miny voice coming from the pit of our stomachs saying that enough, no more food, please. Overeating only makes our stomach to store all the excess fat in the form of layers around the body. It is, in a way, the body’s revenge when we did not listen to the tiny voice saying ‘enough.’
The right way: Be sensible and eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are full!
These above are the five healthy dieting myths and their solutions.