As you may know, not fueling up with the right nutrients can affect how well your body performs and your overall fitness benefits. Even though healthy eating is important, there are conditional (ambiguous) myths that sometimes said hinder your performance if you listen to them.
Below, you'll find some myths people have different opinions because these effects vary based on the personal condition and fitness levels.
Ambiguous Myth 1. Working out on an empty stomach
There are enough glucose circulation in the blood and muscles to perform 60 minute workouts. It is ideal to eat at least 2 hours before workout, so that you can avoid nauseas and all blood flows efficiently delivered to working muscles. However, food choice has to be smarter! ( I will blog further at "pre-workout meal")
You may hear this often, "If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to tell you something. Without listening to them, you are forcing your body to run without any fuel. Before you exercise or do any physical activity, always eat a light snack such as an apple."
Ambiguous Myth 2. Skipping breakfast
Breakfast means "BREAK" "FASTING". The timing of breaking fast period does not has to be first thing in the morning. Along with the natural endocrine system regulation and the shift to sympathetic nervous system , eating the first food as soon as you arise might be ideal to fuel the body. However, the timing of eating breakfast can be personalized, especially early morning exercisers. Breakfast becomes mid-morning meal. Also, it is a common venue for intermittent fasting advocators to skipping breakfast (or delaying the first meal of the day in order to prolong the fasting period). Thus, skipping breakfast at the sense of first meal before do any physical activities is not always right.
You may hear this often, "Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, as breakfast starts the day. Your body needs fuel as soon as possible, and without it, you'll be hungry throughout the day."
Ambiguous Myth 3. Low carb diets
Because of popular dieting methods like Atkin Diet and Keto Diet, the most important macronutrient "Carbohydrate" is pushed aside. We need carbohydrate in our healthy diet. The culprit of bad reputation of carbohydrate is caused by some parts of carb categories such as refined sugar and processed food. As long as you know how to choose propriate carbohydrates, carbs are excellent source of fuel of the body and the brain. The brain does not use protein or fat as a fuel source but carb.
You may hear this often, "Carbs make you fat."
Changing how you eat is always a great step towards healthy eating and it will affect how your body performs. The healthier you eat, you better you'll feel. No matter how old you may be, healthy eating is something you should strive for. Once you give it a chance, you'll see in no time at all just how much it can change your life - for the better.