Have you ever noticed Facebook articles, food marketers and local newscasts are always telling you what’s good, what’s bad, or what you should and shouldn’t eat? Well, some of those things are just nonsense, so here are the 5 largest weight loss beliefs that keep people from making weight loss progress.
Myth #1: Yogurt Is Good For You
Where did that come from? But more importantly, have you looked at the label on your yogurt to see how much sugar is in there?
Myth #2: Peanut Butter Is A Healthy Protein Snack
Well, it does have some protein in it, but lets take a look at a label just for fun.
Myth #3: Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of the Day – Eat Breakfast Like A King.
I love breakfast, but your body needs to burn these calories just as much as it does all the other meals you eat.
Myth #4: Protein Bars Are Good and Potatoes are Bad (a twofer)
It is amazing what we’ve been sold. Here you have a potato – something that nourished the poor in Ireland for years, and has a lot of great natural fiber and nutrition, and then a “protein bar,” that has been made up just to sell you something.
Myth #5: Salads Are A Great Way to Lose Weight
If you’ve ever checked the calorie content of most salads, you’ll see they are worse than a lot of other meals. Sometimes it’s the dressing, sometimes it’s the things that are placed in the salad. But salads are a vehicle for a lot of bad calories. Here is the TGIF Chicken Pecan Crusted Salad:
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and received his MD. Dr. Simpson, then became a renowned weight loss surgeon, and a leading advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he advocates teaching people to improve their health through their food. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcom Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.