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5 Common Weight Loss Myths Busted By A Nutritionist That You Have Been Following Through out

Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal busts the following 5 weight loss fallacies that we have been holding on for long.

With the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19, we all are living under house arrest to prevent from getting infected with the deadly contagion. Though, undeniably, laziness seems to be new normal, we can’t stress more on how keeping yourself occupied with regular physical activity can uplift your mood and alleviate depression. You see, when you break a sweat every time, that rush of dopamine and endorphin after a satisfying workout, are imperative to keep your mental well-being at pace.

As much as one needs to keep busy with physical activities to prevent from gaining those unwanted flabs, a balanced and nutritious diet is equally a necessity to complement that svelte figure and equally keep your spirits high. ‘You are what you eat’ sounds the perfect adage to add more gravity when I speak of incorporating key dietary changes in your sedentary lifestyle.

The World wide web is an endless hub of information, tips, and tricks with multiple DIYs on ways to build your health and boost immunity. Needless to say, it is filled with lot of fitness myths that need to be busted. Let’s take a look at some common fallacies that people need to get rid of as suggested by nutritionist Nmami Agarwal.

*Reduce in protein intake and weight loss

Drastically cutting on protein from your diet can have a negative impact on the health as protein is a crucial ingredient to keep your muscles and bones strong. Therefore, it doesn’t contribute much to weight loss. It is of utmost importance to consult an expert before adopting drastic changes to your diet and completely eliminating protein.

*Cashews can lead to an increase in cholesterol levels

A common misconception is that consumption of cashews are believed to increase the cholesterol levels. It is true that they contain some amount of saturated fats, but majority of it tends to come from stearic acid, a kind of fatty acid having a neutral reaction to cholesterol level. This makes it fit to be consumed in limited quantities and manage your weight.

*The more old you are, the more you should stay away from exercise

As people tend to grow old they believe it is wise to stay away from exercise thinking their bones  may be unable to bear the pain and strain. It is completely wrong,  as Agarwal mentioned working out under correct supervision can contribute to your overall health and maintain your mood levels. One should try switching to yoga as it is simultaneously low-paced and can relieve unnecessary stress.

*Plant-based diet are not rich sources of protein

Plant-based sources like tofu, lentils, peanuts, chickpeas, almonds, quinoa, chia seeds, hemp seeds, beans and rice, potatoes and green leafy vegetables are all rich in protein and are well-equipped to deal with the deficiencies of your bodies. “All you have to do is focus on consuming a balanced and nutritious diet to get the maximum amount of nutrients,” shared Agarwal.

*Green tea aids in quick weight loss

The truth is green tea only makes you believe that you are losing weight. Let’s give you a reality check here! It ain’t no magic tonic to solely aid your weight loss.

Widely shared myths are all over the Internet. So, Agarwal recommends to consult a nutritionist before beginning to step into the world of fitness.

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