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False Assumptions in Staying Healthy

If there are different tips and paradigms that are

constantly distributed in society regarding health in

general and staying healthy, there are also many false

assumptions in staying healthy. These false

assumptions pertaining to steps or practices to stay

healthy may be risky for an individual. Worse, one of

these false assumptions may lead to illness if done

improperly to a significant extent.

Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While Still Young Is


We have this common notion that as long as we are

still young, we can be lenient and just eat what we

want without moderation. We can always argue anyhow

that our young bodies can still take some sort of

nutritional punishment and would be able to rectify

the effects afterwards.

The truth about this is that though we are actually

able to rectify such situation, the damage has begun

already. Furthermore, we do not know at what age our

body starts to not be able to restore the optimal

health status at full efficiency. For example, eating

high cholesterol food would have a preemptive effect

of deposits in the arteries. Before long, this would

reach a stage wherein the process is irreversible and

may cause the life of the person.

Even if there was a reason that ageing is part of life

and that even how much we try to choose the right food

our bodies would still deteriorate anyway, the thought

of why would we hasten the process of ageing by

introducing unwanted radicals to our cells should be

enough to keep us on the right way of thinking.

Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose

Weight Faster

Another common misconception is that we would be able

to lose weight faster if we didn't eat any food that

is rich in carbohydrates. This would account breads,

rice, and other starchy foods. Though it is a fact

that these types of foods are high in calories,

carbohydrate deprivation will not contribute to faster

weight loss. Certain parts of the body would require

some nutrients that come along with carbohydrates in

rice and other starches such as Vitamin B complex.

Furthermore, sticking to an alternative diet such as

pure protein will not help one lose weight faster.

Fallacy 3: Starving Will Help You Lose Weight

A much more drastic misconception is the notion that

skipping meals would lead to a faster weight loss.

Ideally, that should be the case if the aspect of

caloric intake is the only thing to be considered.

However, there are also some other aspects such as

ulcer developing in the gastrointestinal area, or

perhaps a retroactive effect on the body of the

starving individual wherein the body signals the brain

that there is nutritive deprivation. The latter would

cause the metabolism of the individual to slow down

significantly to cope up with the body's current


Furthermore, if the body is further subjected to much

more food deprivation, the body will not be using the

fats right away. The surrounding muscles cells will

start to take the brunt leading to muscle atrophy.

These are just 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

only eternal aspect of staying healthy is of the self,

along it is self-responsibility and self-control.

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