Posted Thursday, October 08, 2018 06:04:40We’re all familiar with the phrase, ‘you’re not what you eat’.
But what does it really mean?
Well, it’s a common way of thinking, which is actually misleading, because it can actually have negative effects.
Here are seven common myths about food and stress.
Myth 1: Food is an essential ingredient to being healthy.
There are many ways to consume food, but it’s important to remember that it’s not all about food.
Eating more fruit and vegetables can help you stay fit, but eating less of it may be putting you at a greater risk of obesity.
Myth 2: Eating healthier is just for the kids.
Research shows that eating less is better for you.
A study by the American Heart Association found that a daily intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, and reduced the risk of death.
Myth 3: It’s all in the kitchen.
The food you eat affects your metabolism, hormones, mood, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, your ability to digest foods, your energy levels and the amount of stress you experience.
These are all things you can control.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says: “If you don’t feel better after eating, it may not be because you are eating too much or not eating enough, but because you have changed your lifestyle, and you are adjusting your diet to a healthier, more plant-based diet.”
Myth 4: You’re just eating more food, and that’s it.
While it’s true that food is just a part of your daily diet, it doesn’t have to be that way.
You can eat less food, exercise more, eat healthier or stop worrying about eating altogether.
Myth 5: You need to eat a certain amount of food to be healthy.
The body uses different foods to support different parts of the body.
This can be because your gut is more metabolically active than other parts of your body, for example.
If you need to take in more food to feel fuller, this is normal.
Myth 6: If you eat a lot of food, it makes you hungry.
While some studies have suggested that people who are more likely to be overweight are more susceptible to obesity, this isn’t true.
Many people with a higher BMI and a lower intake of sugar and salt can eat more and still feel full.
Myth 7: It is better to be full or full of nothing.
If you’re struggling with food and are worried that you’ll get fat, think again.
You don’t need to overeat, nor do you need the occasional snack.
If your energy level is low, and it is important to you to feel full, eating lots of food can help reduce the stress that comes with your stress levels.