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How not to Fall Victim to Diet Misconceptions

Aug 6, 2008
You may have wanted to start a diet many times in the past, only to shy away from it because of some of the things you've heard or the self-doubt you have to succeed. There are many myths about dieting, and hopefully, we'll dispel them today!

It's been said that eating between meals will destroy your chances of a successful diet. This is not true because you should not starve yourself or else you will lose energy plus possibly eat too much when it comes time to have a meal. Satisfy your hunger but keep track of the calories.

Another myth we face in our quest for a slimmer waistline is the one that tells us to only eat a certain type of food all day, every day. Grapefruit, pepper- laden water, and even hot dog diet fads have resulted in many binges over the years. Following dangerous fad diets means your body's not getting the necessary nutrients it needs to fight off illnesses and stay healthy.

A diet should not be punishment and it is not true that you have to stay exclusively on the foods your diet calls for. You can indulge in a piece of cake or a slice of pizza every now and then but all you have to do is watch the calories and adjust for it with the rest of the food you eat that day. Give yourself a break; have yourself a cookie or two.

One myth you may hear is the one that says you can't eat before you go to bed, because you'll get fat in your sleep. This one isn't true because a diet only means that you're eating healthy and watching your caloric intake for the day. Having a light snack before bed isn't going to make a big difference unless it's a 7-course meal or a full gallon of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia.

Another diet misconception is that you can't eat between meals; on the contrary; you should have sensible snacks between meals. It's important to keep down those hunger pangs with a healthy snack because if you don't, you might over-eat during your meal and take in over the calories you are allotted.

We all agree that dairy foods are high in fat and some diets will tell you to not take in any dairy products at all. Dairy is also essential for maintaining a healthy body; you can't live without it, so to speak. Add dairy products into your diet, using the low fat items, and count them into your calorie allotment. Don't give up those important vitamins your body needs.

Try not to fall victim to the myriad of diet myths circulating the 'net. A healthy balance of proper eating (most of the time) and exercise can work wonders for your diet success!
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