Fitness/nutrition myths ….. just a few of my favourites at the moment.
Carbs/Sugar can be converted into fat……
Not really. Not in humans anyway. This would require a process called gluconeogenesis to occur in a very large way, but in humans it simply doesn’t happen.
If you eat too many calories, the dietary fat you eat is stored , whether the extra calories come from carbs, fat or protein. Too many and you get fat – bottom line.
Ultimately fat loss/gain is a matter of calories (obviously this isn’t the ONLY thing that matters in nutrition).
Gluten is bad for you……
Bottom line gluten isn’t bad for around 97% of people ( I’ll leave that there).
Fat burners do they work?……
NO – Well not legal ones anyway, and illegal ones are really risky- so don’t even go there!
Starvation Mode is a thing…….
While it is true that dieting causes you to move less and thus burn fewer calories, and there is a SMALL metabolic slowing down which occurs when you eat less, it’s not that big of an effect, and it certainly won’t stop fat loss.
And if you skip meals, your metabolic rate doesn’t slow down until around 72 hours.
Lifting weights may make women bulk up manly…….
If you want a toned figure, you need to do some kind of resistance training, including bodyweight or machines, free weights etc. To get ‘really big’ you would have to get VERY strong and eat a LOT of food.
And probably take some ‘super supplements’.
Personal Trainer & Nutritionist