5 diet tips to forget
It’s hard to pick up a magazine, check your Instagram feed or even talk to your friend without being given some diet tip, welcomed or not. Some advice out there is good, some not so much. There are a few tips that I’ve heard over and over that make me want to scream, “nooooo!”
Read on, and you may be happy to learn you can ditch these tips (along with that cereal that tastes like cardboard):
1. Don’t eat bananas and carrots, they are too high in carbs and sugar.
It is true that certain foods (even healthy ones) like bananas and carrots are slightly higher in carbohydrates and sugar (respectively) compared to other fruits and vegetables. But it’s also true that our country did not become obese by over consuming either of them.
A small banana has 23 grams of carbs compared to a small apple which has 21 grams. If you’re trying to lose weight, you do need to watch your total carb and sugar consumption (even from foods like fruit), but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a cup of berries after dinner one day and a banana in your oatmeal the next morning.
The key is not to over-consume — anything. Stick to this advice and don’t point that finger at the beets in your salad. Also, don’t lump carbohydrates or sugar found naturally in fruit and veggies into the same category as sugar from jelly beans, cake and cookies.