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Fallacies In Staying Healthy

Updated on March 3, 2016

There are many different tips and advice that are being constantly distributed in our society regarding how to live a healthier life. With these tips and advice, there are also many assumptions of living a healthier life. These assumptions are based on the fact the people who are trying to live a healthier life maybe facing some risks. One of this false assumption is that one can become ill when trying to live a healthier life to some extent.

Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While Still Young Is Reasonable

There is this notion that we we can eat whatever we want when we are young without any moderation. People believe at young age our bodies can take any type of punishment and that we can rectify the effects later.

Sadly, the truth is that while we may be able to undo the damage we have already done to our bodies, the point here is that the damage has already begun. Moreover, we do not know at what age our bodies stop to restore health status at full efficiency. Look at this, Eating high cholesterol food would definitely lead to huge fat deposits in our arteries. Eventually, regular consumption of high cholesterol foods can lead to an irreversible process removing these excess fat deposits. Cases like this can even lead to loss of life popularly known as a heart attack or hypertension.

Even though there is nothing we can do about aging, the thought of injecting our bodies with radicals should lead us to the right way of thinking. so remember that age is a relative measure and we should always eat the right foods no matter the age.

Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose Weight Faster

Another common fallacy is that eating foods rich in carbohydrates will help us lose weight faster. A good example of carbohydrate foods are; rice, bread and other foods that have a lot of starch in them.

Though this foods might contain high calorie content, carbohydrate deprivation will not lead someone losing weight at a faster rate. This is because some parts of the body will require some nutrients that come along with carbohydrates in rice and other starches in Vitamin B complex.



Fallacy 3: Starving Will Help You Lose Weight

The third fallacy is that starving yourself will lead to faster weight loss. Ideally that could make sense if the idea of calorie intake was the only factor one to consider. However, There are other factors to consider such as ulcers developing in the gastrointestinal area or the retroactive effects that the body experiences when the brain senses food deprivation. When the brain sense food deprivation, the metabolism rate of that individual will slow down significanlty to allow the body to cope with that situation.

If the body is further subjected to more food deprivation, the body will not start to use fat deposits right away. instead the surrounding muscle will start to work harder and taking the brunt which can lead to a situation that is know as muscle atrophy.

These are some of the most common fallacies that are freely thought of by the people who haven’t been properly educated about them. Nevertheless, one of the most important eternal aspects aspect of staying healthy is self responsibility and self control.

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    • speedbird profile imageAUTHOR

      speedbird 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for your comments Dolores, I am glad you found this to be useful.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Keeping my own weight down is pretty easy. I eat what I want when I want, I just don't eat a lot of junk and stay physically active. Small portions are a simple way to start.

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