If your weight loss trick sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We lay some popular old wives tales to rest for good
Fact: Sorry to break it to you, but there is no such thing as 'negative' food. All food contains calories - even salad and veg - and calories turn into fat if they're not used up as energy. However, choosing snacks like celery, which are low in calories and high in water, are a sensible healthy eating option.
Fact: Not everything Oprah says is true. Eating too many calories, no matter when you consume them, will make you gain weight. Calories after 8pm are the same as calories before.
Fact: Carbs are an important source of energy for the body and some cells in the body need them to survive. They also provide many vitamins and minerals and fibre.
Fact: Some fats are vital for certain body functions and are very important for health. Saturated fats and Trans Fats are the ones to avoid.
Fact: Eggs are one of the most nutritionally dense foods and contain healthy proteins and fats, keeping you fuller longer. Research has shown people who have eggs for brekkie weigh less. Although they do contain cholesterol, a healthy woman can eat two eggs a day without negatively raising her cholesterol.
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Surely the 'dont eat after 8pm' idea is linked to the fact that your body is shutting down for the night and doesn't need to be processing food? Also, I think you don't get a very good night's sleep if you eat too late at night!
Posted: 28/11/2010 at 19:39
Posted: 08/06/2012 at 15:06
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