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Myths About Healthy Eating: What to Believe

By Genevieve Cunningham

It seems like food and diet advice is abundant. Everywhere we turn, there's a new diet plan or a new way of eating. But if there's so much information, how do we know what works? While much of the advice out there is good advice, there is some information that can be forgotten. If you're ready to turn your diet and eating habits around, look at these myths you can totally forget.

The Myth: This Diet Works for Everyone

The Truth: The Same Diet Doesn't Work for Everyone

Every person is unique, especially in their body composition. And because we're all so different, it only makes sense that we each respond differently to different diets. While a low carb diet may work for one person, it may make another person feel deprived or rundown. The key? Find the diet that works for you and stick with it.

The Myth: The New Diet is the Perfect Diet

The Truth: Fad Diets Usually Don't Work Long-Term

Fad diets can work. Usually, they restrict calories so much that weight loss is inevitable. But these diets don't usually work long-term. They're often unsustainable. If a diet plan claims to be something that lasts forever, take a very close look at the details. A sustainable diet is easy to follow, easy to understand, and relatively unrestricted in its rules and requirements.

The Myth: Eating Less Always Works

The Truth: Under Eating is a Real Thing

Most people only think about food quantity when we eat too much. But under eating is a thing, too. When we restrict too much, the weight loss can stall out. We may find ourselves undernourished, which leaves us feeling hungry and weak. If you're restricting calories, make sure you're doing it in a safe way. With the right balance between nourishment and restriction, you can finally lose the weight and boost your health like never before.

It may seem like food should be an easy concept, but it can be hard to find the balance between healthy and unhealthy eating. Watch out for misinformation and false advertising. With some research, a little experimenting, and patience galore, you may be able to find the diet that works for you to keep you fit and healthy.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Little Rock, Ark.

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