Myth: Eating late at night can cause obesity.
The number of calories you consume is the key to either gaining or losing, not what time you eat or even how many times a day you eat. Some studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to be slimmer but, really, it isn’t good to skip any meal. You will just end up too hungry and over eat at the next meal.
Myth: Drinking eight glasses of water will help you lose weight.
Sure, water is important to our health. But, even eating foods containing water, like soup, will help hydrate you and that is really what it is important.
Myth: High fructose corn syrup makes you fat.
This myth actually became a fad starting around 2003 after researchers noticed obesity in the U.S. was closely linked to the rise in the use of high fructose corn syrup in our foods. There really hasn’t been any strong evidence to show that our bodies process high fructose corn syrup differently than sugar.
Myth: Eating small, frequent meals helps you lose weight and boosts metabolism.
The theory of eating many small meals throughout the day to burn more calories is a myth. The total calories you consume throughout the day, combined with the amount of energy you expend, will decide how much you ultimately gain or lose.
Myth: Pasta makes you fat.
No matter what form your calorie intake comes in (carbohydrates, protein, or fats), they all will be stored as fat if not burned off. However, vegetables and fruits are a better choice.