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Diet Myths


Diet Myths

Diet Myths

MYTH : The Healthy Diet 

REALITY : There’s no such thing as a diet that is universally healthy for everyone. This applies to any diet that is purportedly right for all people – whether it’s the Atkins Diet, MacDougall Diet, Ornish Diet, (or pick any diet you can think of!). The only diet that is healthy for you is the diet that is right for your [Metabolic and constitutional] body-type.

MYTH : To lose weight you need to reduce calories and limit fat (or limit protein or limit carbs). 

REALITY : Fat doesn’t make you fat. Protein doesn’t make you fat. Carbohydrates don’t make you fat. And even calories per se don’t make you fat. But what does make you fat is the inability to properly metabolize, or convert to energy, carbs, proteins, fats and calories.

If you’re overweight, you’re actually starving — starving for the right balance of nutrients that will increase your metabolic rate and convert to energy the food you’re eating instead of storing it as fat.

Eat the right foods for your Body-Type and eat the right ratios of macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbs) and you’ll be giving your body the right kind of fuel for your engines of metabolism. Science is beginning to awaken to the idea that much of what our bodies do with food is in our genes.

MYTH : To lose weight all you need to do is reduce calories and exercise more.

REALITY : Millions of people have done just that, but in most cases have not only failed to lose weight, but gained weight instead. Worse, for most people, reducing calories has led to food cravings, binge or yo-yo dieting, mood swings and energy fluctuations.

Only by giving your body food that it can efficiently convert to energy will you lose weight permanently. Only then can watching calories and exercising regularly make a real and lasting difference.

Best of all, when you eat right for your Body-Type, when your body fully converts to energy the food you eat, gone forever will be the gnawing hunger, food cravings, binges, mood swings and energy fluctuations that normally are associated with “dieting.”

MYTH : If you take lots of supplements and “cover all your bases,” your body will take what it needs and discard the rest. 
REALITY : This is like saying that if you hold a flame under your outstretched hand, your body will take whatever heat it needs and throw off the rest. Such ideas ignore the REALITY of cause and effect.

Nutrients have very precise effects on the body — either stimulating or sedating, acidifying or alkalinizing. Every supplement you consume will either stimulate or sedate specific organs, systems and fundamental control mechanisms.

Take the wrong nutrients or the wrong formulations for your body-Type and you will worsen your existing imbalances or create new imbalances and all of the problems that go with them. Nutrients indeed have the power to heal, but they also have the power to make you ill if they are wrong for your body-Type.

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Author: nayanaphegde

I am an Ayurveda and Yoga Consultant,very passionate about my work and very happy to spread awareness about the science of Ayurveda to people around the world.I strongly believe that Ayurveda is the way forward for a healthy living.I like to empower people and create awareness about the importance of health and to understand and manage the condition to lead a healthy life.I have gained experience in this field working with doctors,wonderful and knowledgeable people a various centres. Qualification: BAMS(Integrated) PGDCSIM Post graduate diploma in social initiative and Management DCG: Diploma in counseling and Guidance Yoga Teachers Training and certification Program

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