You know Dr. Foodle loves you and is here to make you happier, healthier, and smarter! Now Dr. Foodle is about to remove several phobias you‘ve been carrying for your whole life to help you eat and sleep without fear! Life these days is full of stress, whether it is for financial situations, work, or other reasons, so it’s not worth it to stress over food, especially when it’s only because of myths!
Fatty foods make you fat… not!
First of all, not all foods that are rich in fat are unhealthy or cause weight gain. Let’s distinguish the healthy or unsaturated fats, such as those found in olive oil, avocado, nuts and fish, from the unhealthy ones (also known as trans or saturated fats) found in meat, butter, and other foods. In 2008, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine proved that a diet rich in healthy fats is more helpful in weight loss than a diet low in fats!
Bread will make you fat… not!
There has been an obsession recently with low carb diets that claim to help you lose weight faster, but there can be an easier solution for bread lovers. Actually, research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that obese people were more likely to lose belly fat if they included whole grain bread or cereals in their diet than those that did not eat carbs at all. The reason behind this lies in the fact that whole grain bread is high in fiber, which delays the process of digestion and absorption of food from the intestine, thus helping to make you feel fuller for longer.
Snacks make you fat… not!
Eating snacks that are low in sugar and high in protein between your meals helps you lose even more weight since your metabolism will be kept active and your blood sugar won’t drop, keeping you satiated and preventing your body from storing extra fat.
Desserts were made to destroy you… not!
Oh please, is there anyone that can survive without dessert?! If I was to choose three things to take on a desert island, I am pretty sure that I’d include dessert in my answer! This, of course, doesn’t mean that you can eat a bucket of a dessert per day, but if you enjoy chocolate, it is better to have at least a piece instead of nothing, which may lead you into craving for more and more until you have a nervous breakdown or end up eating a bucket full of chocolate and giving up on your diet. There are healthier alternatives to all desserts that can help cut down on a few calories, such as preferring dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, or desserts with stevia instead of those packed with sugar.
Eggs are cholesterol bombs that can kill your heart… not!
Really! I know it’s hard for you to accept, but that’s the bare truth that has recently been revealed by newer studies. Eggs do contain cholesterol, but it is very doubtful as to whether this is the “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), since studies have shown that people who ate eggs frequently did not significantly increase their cholesterol levels. It’s said that it is most likely the oil used to fry the eggs, bacon, and sausages in a typical American or English breakfast that causes the rise in cholesterol and not the eggs.