I just. Can’t.
…look at another Instagram post of someone proudly displaying a minuscule amount of fat-free and carb-y food as testament to ‘eating healthy’ and losing weight. Worse are those ‘confessional’ posts in which she feels terrible for being so hungry as a result of calorie restriction that she ‘ate all the things’ and then publicly self-shames, because I want to shout through the interwebs it’s not your fault! It’s your insulin!
So, I’ma bout to be the change I wish to see in the healthy eating world and debunk seven insidious, persistent, and lingering myths about eating, getting, and staying healthy.
1. The low-fat movement is officially dead
I confess I did this for years and never questioned the logic or even success rate of this entrenched and ultimately doomed philosophy of health and weight. You can get away with this exhausting and flawed outlook when you are younger because the body still responds like a champ, despite under-eating and overexercising. In midlife though; you can hit the wall like I did and realize that none of this madness works, and that you’ve damaged your metabolic machinery as a result. Thankfully, there is now science out that proves the fallacy of the eat less/move more theory and quite a few other entrenched myths. As you embrace your desire to thrive in midlife, I encourage you educate yourself on these new science-backed concepts that are revolutionizing what it means to eat healthy, stay healthy, and age healthy.
2. Saturated fat does NOT give you heart disease
3. Under-eating wrecks your metabolism
6. Type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease
7. Alzheimer’s disease can be avoided