'Eating celery burns more calories than it takes in' & other weight loss myths – debunked


Next, Paula banished the notion that fats are the bad guys of the weight loss game.

“Fats have been demonised for the last 30 or 40 years based on some research from the 1980s that indicated a link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease.

“More recent evidence however has shown that an ultra-low fat diet may be more dangerous than a diet high in fats.”

Paula suggested that it is a high carb diet rather than high fat that slimmers should avoid, as it leads to “increased levels of fats in our blood and increased levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol”.

“Rather than avoid fats therefore, a healthy balance of important essential fatty acids, some saturated fats and minimal levels of the unhealthy trans fats is recommended.”

Avocados, nuts and extra virgin olive oil are just some healthy fats that slimmers should incorporate into their diets.


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