Diet Tips That You’re Better Off Not Following 

People who wish to keep fit usually have some diet tips in mind that they follow. Experienced dieters know which ones are good to follow and which ones are not. For those who are new to the fitness scene, they usually follow along those tips that they read online. Unfortunately, some of these tips are not as effective for certain goals such as losing weight. Here are some of those diet tips that you may be better off not following.

You can eat what you want as long as you exercise to burn it off.

While this can be a totally true statement for those trying to stay fit, it can be one that can cause you to stumble and undermine the discipline you have developed. It is easy to always say that you can eat anything you like as long as you exercise to burn it off. But the loophole here is that it will allow you to eat even unhealthy foods that can affect your health in a different way. Even if you exercise regularly, make sure that you still try to eat healthy foods and not just anything.

Eating several small mini meals instead of three large ones can help you lose weight.

Some types of diets suggest eating several small meals instead of the usual three main meals you eat in an effort to lose weight. It is said to aid in revving up metabolism to make the body lose more calories and therefore, maintain a healthy weight better. Although the task of eating can boost metabolism during each meal, the difference of calories it can burn when you eat several small meals is not that significant. But what can affect your fitness goals is that each small meal can simply be just another opportunity to lose your control and may cause you to overeat.

Carbohydrates can make you fat.

At least that may be what most people who follow the Atkins diet may think. But medical experts can agree on the fact that carbohydrates are not inherently fattening. It is the excess calories that you take in that can make you fat. Avoiding carbohydrates can even be unhealthy. Although there are certain sugary carbs such as those from processed foods that can increase the risk of certain conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, there are also “good” carbs that gives your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.