HEALTH

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MYTH: EAT­ING LESS ON WEEK­DAYS MEANS YOU CAN IN­DULGE AT THE WEEK­END

WE SAY It de­pends – on the 5:2 diet, where you re­strict your in­take for two days and eat nor­mally for the rest of the week, you’ll lose some weight. How­ever, eat­ing less in the week in or­der to binge at the week­end isn’t healthy. In­stead, go for a health­ier life­style.

MYTH: FRUIT IS HEALTHY SO WE CAN EAT UN­LIM­ITED AMOUNTS

WE SAY Fruit has ben­e­fits but it should also be seen as na­ture’s candy. It’s high in fruc­tose, which the body doesn’t know what to do with, so it stores it as fat in the liver. ber­ries are the low­est fruc­tose fruit, so they’re the best choice.

MYTH: LIFT­ING WEIGHTS WILL MAKE YOU BULKY

WE SAY Women as a rule don’t pro­duce enough testos­terone to build lots of mus­cle. lift­ing weights is great for women – it cre­ates a strong body, helps pre­vent osteoporosis and builds a toned physique.

MYTH: EAT­ING AFTER 6PM CAN CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN

WE SAY It’s not when you eat but what you eat that can re­ally help to­wards weight loss. If you’re try­ing to go down a dress size or two, cut out pro­cessed foods, lower your in­take of car­bo­hy­drates – es­pe­cially re­fined car­bo­hy­drates – and sug­ars, and eat a diet of real food rich in good-qual­ity pro­tein and healthy fats.

MYTH: RUN­NING WRECKS YOUR JOINTS

WE SAY that’s not true; in­stead, in­crease your dis­tance grad­u­ally and com­ple­ment your run­ning with re­sis­tance work to sup­port mus­cle and joints, which will be less sus­cep­ti­ble to in­jury.

MYTH: HONEY AND MAPLE SYRUP ARE NAT­U­RAL SUG­ARS SO THEY WON’T HAVE AN IM­PACT ON YOUR WAIST­LINE

WE SAY your body doesn’t dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween honey, maple syrup, white sugar, co­conut sugar or dates – it all gets con­verted and bro­ken down in ex­actly the same way. In a nut­shell, the more sugar – nat­u­ral or not – we eat, the fat­ter and hun­grier we will get. this is be­cause sugar switches off our lep­tin re­sponse – the hor­mone that de­creases your ap­petite – so we never get full. >>

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