When you're trying to lose weight it's easy to believe everything you read. You're desperate for a solution so if that article in your local paper tells you eating nothing but nuts is the way forward you're willing to give it a go!
The unfortunate thing is, so many women are so desperate to lose weight that they buy into silly fads or incorrect advice in an attempt to achieve their goal. And often, the advice they take is not only wrong but can actually help them to GAIN weight as opposed to losing it.
Here we take a look at some of the biggest diet “lies” we've been led to believe and expose them by revealing the truth,
You must drink eight glasses of water a day
Here at Health in Heels we're big fans of replenishing the body with fluids. We know, as most people do, that the body is made up of mostly water and it's vital to replenish that each day. We also know that drinking enough fluids helps to keep our digestive systems working correctly and, therefore, aids weight loss.
However, there is something of a myth going around that states drinking water is the only way to replenish the fluids our body depletes. This is completely untrue. While water is good because it contains no calories or sugar, any fluids will have the same effect when it comes to replenishing our bodies. So if you prefer to drink tea or diet soft drinks they will still give you the benefits of drinking water.
Eating late at night makes you gain weight
We've long been told that eating late at night is the worst thing you can do when you're on a diet. Yet how many of us have actually questioned this logic? Does our food become more calorific depending on what time of day it is? Of course it doesn't. As the experts say, a calorie is a calories, regardless of what time you eat it.
Having your wine with soda water makes it less fattening
You're on a night out and what you really want is a nice cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc but the diet myth that's running through your head tells you it's much less fattening to take that lovely glass of wine and dilute it with some soda water. STOP! Before you ruin a perfectly glass of wine, realise that pouring water into wine does not dilute the calories. The only point in spritzers is they turn a glass of wine into a longer drink and therefore, over the course of the night, reduce your calorie intake by making you drink less. You can get the same effect by drinking a glass of tap water on every other round and still get to enjoy a nice, non-watered down wine.