Nutrition expert Jackie Keller reveals the truth about common diet myths

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably suffering from an overload of information. Frustration inevitably occurs when diets left and right contradict each other, telling you to eat this when another diet tells you not to. Here to expose and disprove common diet misconceptions is Jackie Keller, nutrition expert and founder of NutriFit.

Diet Myth #1: Don’t Eat After Dinner

According to Jackie, it really doesn’t matter when you eat, it matters what you eat. It is true that people tend to be more metabolically active earlier in the day, which is where this myth stemmed from. However, it is not entirely disadvantageous to eat later in the day. Weight loss does not exclusively occur early in the day; your body does not know what time your watch reads. Weight loss is more a function of what you eat and how much of it versus when you decide to eat.

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Agreed! I've never felt better since cutting out grains from my diet! It's ridiculous how much we've been brainwashed by mass media into thinking we "need" them.

Couldn't agree with greenandchic and newcurly09 more. When will these experts catch up with the research and start recommending low-carb diets? Cut out wheat, processed foods, and sugars, and start eating more fats and veggies, and you're going to be healthier and live longer. All the scientific evidence supports this, yet all the publications keep spouting the opposite. And another thing - of course someone is going to gain weight back when they start eating carbs again. Just like anyone will who goes on a diet and then starts eating junk again. Using that as an argument against low-carbing is moronic.

I wish that all nutritionists would emphasize that all fruits and vegetables are carbs. It is better to up intake of complex carbohydrates such as veggies and lower intake of simple carbs, such as bread. Some bodies metabolize simple carbs better than others, but if someone is prone to diabetes and/or carries most of their fat around their middle (I do!) lowering intake of simple carbs does make a big difference. My body does care where my calories come from. Every time I allow myself to consume lots of simple carbs (sugar, bread, breading) I gain weight. I lose weight if I lower my intake of these but not if I just eat less.

I'm living proof that low-carb diets DO work. The key is not to go back to the old way of eating. In short, once your body is in a state of ketosis from a low-carb diet, your body will start to burn off fat. THATS why you lose weight.