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3 Misconceptions about Healthy Eating Busted

People today are moving towards healthy eating in large numbers. There is a tailored view of nutrition that everybody has come up with according to their own understanding. This has allowed a better understanding of various concepts like genetic testing. However, a lot of information out there is still misunderstood, and a lot of it lacks evidence. We are talking about the misconceptions surrounding healthy eating. Here are some of these myths debunked that have made healthy eating a difficult thing to follow for many.

1. You Can Eat Whatever You Want if You Exercise

It is important to keep in mind that your diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals. You cannot eat a lot and think exercising will put it off your body. This does not work like this. If you do not eat according to what is required by your training, regardless of whether you are working out to gain muscle mass or lose weight, it is not going to work.

2. Restricting Yourself is Mandatory to be Healthy

There are a number of people who manage to eat healthy all year long and do not have the craving to grab one or two doughnuts whenever they walk past a sweet shop. But, not all of us are the same and for some, this might not be a relevant phenomenon at all. There isn’t much to worry about if you are the second kind because if you are eating healthy for most of the time, you can eat a packet of chips or a piece of cake every now and then. It is not going to kill you.

3. Eating Late at Night is Bad

This is not true and is the same as eating in the morning with just some differences. The extra intake of calories you eat at night, in case you have had enough food in the day, might add to your weight. Also, eating too late at night can also affect your sleep pattern. Instead of getting rest while sleeping, your body will be working to digest the food. The food you eat during the day is usually burned and converted to fuel as you are moving all day long. If you eat food right before sleeping, it will be stored in the body as fat, adding to your weight gain issues. Other than this, there is no harm in eating late at night if you manage your daily food intake well.

These are some common myths about healthy eating we have been listening to for a long time but are far from truth. When on your journey to healthy eating, make sure you take into consideration your genes as well by undergoing a nutrigenomics test. For more information about the test, get in touch with us at 877.505.7374 or leave a mail at clientservices@pathway.com.