Health & Nutritional Myth Busters

Myth 1 – You can choose where you lose!
Fact – Even though doing 100 sit ups every morning to achieve that flat stomach sounds like a reasonable theory, unfortunately our bodies just don’t work that way. You can’t lose fat from a specific area of your body simply by doing exercises to target that area. The best idea is to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle as this is the best and most effective way to achieve whole body wellness and weight control.

Myth 2 – Weight training will bulk you up
Quite the opposite actually! Many Personal Trainers recommend that you make weight training an essential part of your weight loss program. It will increase your lean muscle mass, which in turn will increase your metabolic rate and make your body far more efficient at burning calories even when you rest.

Myth 3 – Carbohydrates are the enemy!
Not true! Not all carbohydrates are bad for you. Some nutritionists advise that carbohydrates should be one of the three major nutrients found in our diet, along with protein and fat. We need to include these as part of a balanced diet to stay healthy and give our bodies the energy it needs.

Myth 4 – Frozen A No Go
Some people believe that frozen foods are no good for you. However studies have shown that there is actually very little difference between fresh and frozen vegetables. There is little difference in the vitamin and mineral content of fresh and frozen vegetables. So good news, if you don’t have time to prepare your fresh veggies, frozen can be a good substitute.

Myth 5 – Low fat is good for you
Though low fat options are often better substitutes for their full fat counterparts, it doesn’t mean you can indulge freely! It’s always a good idea to check the labels to make sure that the “Low Fat” products aren’t packed with sugar or salt to help give it flavour.

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