Do you think you know the difference between good and bad diet habits? Think again! These three common myths are likely affecting your diet every day:
Myth 1: If you eat less, you will lose weight. On average, women who do not eat breakfast tend to weigh more than women who eat a healthy, balanced breakfast. Missing breakfast can cause your blood sugar to plummet, which makes it likely that you will have unnecessary cravings later that day.
Myth 2: All fatty foods are bad for you. Monounsaturated fat is actually good for you. This kind of fat, which can be found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil, can help to maintain low cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
Myth 3: You should eat three meals each day. Many dietitians and health professionals recommend eating five small meals two to three hours apart throughout the day. This helps to prevent your blood sugar from spiking and crashing, which in turn prevents unnecessary cravings.
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