5 Cliches About Healthy Living You Should AVOID in 2018!

Hello, these are just some cliches about healthy living people are coming up with and I feel you should look out for and AVOID them for the better of your body!

Raw water! It’s expensive it has to be great quality! NOT always!

Although the label, “raw water,” may sound healthy, in reality it is far more complicated than such accusations.

They say that this “raw water,” from Oregon, is from a pristined time when the earth was roughly calculated to have evolved below the surface for up to 10,000 years before surfacing.

They claim the water contains essential electrolytes and probiotics with “super high levels of natural silica.”

Experts say untreated water may contain more minerals, but also harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites.

In my opinion I wouldn’t worry on wasting money on “expensive” water that has no viable benefits or proof of benefits when there is water all over let alone more benefits than any other water!

Drink water, stay hydrated!

Fat-free only diet! Everything fat-free!

In the ‘90s, a lot of America avoided dietary fat, believing that a diet with a low fat intake prevented weight gain heart disease and various cancers; beliefs that evolved to be false.

For majority of people, a healthy diet is moderate in fat intake; which should include roughly 20 to 35 percent of your daily caloric needs and come from nutrition sources! If you intake too little fat than it may cause a variety of issues which include: nutrient deficiencies, memory problems, skin issues, and even muscle fatigue!

While all these commercially produced and packaged foods that are labeled fat-free may see healthier than their competitors many are truly not healthier!

In order for these companies to allow their product to be more shelf stable and have good taste is adding these extra sugars and unhealthy food additives!

Be careful not to remove fat completely from your diet, because it is vital for your body to have daily!

Cutting too many calories!

Usually the equation for weight loss requires a deficiency in calories meaning your body must burn more energy than you consume; energy also known as calories!
If you change your diet to a very low calorie strict diet which is under than what your body will need to function properly and be nutritiously stable; you will only hurt your body and send it into starvation mode!

When your body is triggered into starvation mode this affects your digestion system by slowing your metabolism down! You especially do not want this if you are trying to lose weight! You will do the complete opposite almost every time!

While your body is in starvation mode it will then start to conserve energy as much as possible. This may lead to nutrient deficiencies, bingeing, depression disorder, increased stress, and in deadly cases even organ issues!

Always make sure you are eating! Don’t starve yourself! There is information and help all over the place!

Take care of yourself and your body!

Cutting way too many carbs!

Crazy a lot of people are resorting to a low-carb diet or just cutting out most if not all carbs in their daily diet!

Yes it may be a wise and smart decision to choose a nutrient-dense food over a candy or candy bar.

However, you should not reduce all your intake of carbs!

Especially since carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the human body!

Carbs are energy!

If anything start watching what type of carbs you intake such as making sure to consume complex carbohydrates such as: sweet potato, squash, legumes, oatmeal, flaxseed and even berries because they are nutrient-dense, fiber-rich and they also help evolve optimal brain and body function!

Intaking way too much protein!

Protein’s main priority role is meant for muscle building.

Through protein we consume amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle tissue.

A lot of people will say you can eat a lot of protein without any bad side-effects but they are wrong!

Sometimes you may be able to lose weight on a temporary basis through a high protein diet; However, high-protein diets through studies have been shown to cause kidney disease, kidney stones, osteoporosis and even forms of cancer!

If you excessively consume protein you can cause weight gain while leaving very little space in your diet for any other healthy food such as: whole grain, fruits and even vegetables!
Any excess protein your body consumes that it cannot process will then be stored as fat!
So be careful when it comes to protein, because although it may be awesome and taste great to some!

It isn’t about taste or your want, but instead it is for what your body needs and strives for!

Balance is key!

As the regulations of health standards revolve around 25% grain, 25% protein, 25% fruits, 25% vegetables and a glass of dairy product is a pretty simple variety of food sources for our body to need!

So it is always great to have a variety of food to eat and to not strict yourself to just one type of food source because you will be most likely missing out on very vital nutrients, minerals and energy your body simply needs!

Thank You for Reading!

Once again thank you for reading my content and I hope that if anything that I have bestowed upon you, the reader, as well as the audience with information, knowledge and wisdom to better yourself and even others if you so feel and see fit!

Until next time,

Sincerely,

Joshua – CPT, CSN, Online Entrepreneur

coach@nutritionwithsupplements.com

23 thoughts on “5 Cliches About Healthy Living You Should AVOID in 2018!”

    1. Thank you Bonnie!
      I’m glad this article interested you and that you enjoyed it!
      Thank you for the compliment!
      I’m trying to keep it as great as I can and keep supplying quality content!

  1. I love how you started with your points on raw water. I have seen these around and I’m always amazed that people will pay the extra price for “raw” water when “regular” water is JUST FINE. Great details in how you explained your points. Nicely done!

    1. Thank you so much Eric!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the article and that it intereted you!
      Haha thanks! It just really bugged me the more people I hear talk about it and the more I saw it around..
      I just had to say something and what better way to do that than on the internet!
      Gotta stay hydrated! Water for life!

  2. Great stuff! The key to healthy living lies in the balance. Like with the diet the same applies to everything else. However, we tend to get “momentarily insanity” when we hear about something “revolutionary” which in the end turns out to be a total bull. Balance, balance, balance. Once again, great stuff. All the best.

  3. Yup, yup and yup! A great, common sense article!

    The “fat free” thing drives me nuts because the amount of extra sugar they use is insane!

    I love the 25% split as it has everything in moderation.

    I’ve never heard of that water but it does sound like a bit of bunk to me as well. For natural electrolytes, adding a pinch of Himalayan sea salt will do the trick and I bet it won’t cost nearly as much or have the waste of the plastic bottles.

    I say go ahead and have a cookie or two just don’t eat the entire batch!

    Thanks for the post!

    1. Haha thank you Sydney!
      I’m glad this article interested you and that you enjoyed it!
      I hate when people talk about “oh I can’t have any kind of fat”..
      Umm.. News flash. Your body needs fat!
      Haha true, cookies have a lot of calories so, moderation is always great!
      If you bake your own cookies, they don’t have to have so much sugar in them as well!

  4. You hit the nail on the head with the 5 cliches to avoid for healthy living. It is all about a balanced diet and exercise. I find this to work the best. Anytime I do any of those you have listed, I end up with wild cravings, or just really not feeling well. Great advice to heed!

    1. Hello Matts Mom, glad you enjoyed the article!
      Yes, those wild cravings is your body telling you that you are lacking nutrients and vitamins that your body is going into shock and making you want to eat something and anyhting just to consume nutrition!
      Thank you!

  5. Thanks for this nice overview of five popular myths! So many things are out there and each one says that it will help with weight loss. Hmmm… What happened to eating properly?
    I appreciate your post as I am a diabetic and have to be very careful about what I put into my body. Food is not the enemy here as you have pointed out. We can eat and be healthy!
    Thanks again!

    1. Hello Karin, I’m glad that you enjoyed the article and found it interesting!
      Oh man.. you are so right.. Especially being diabetic, my grandmother is diabetic and it took so long for me to help her and prove to her that everything her doctors was saying about her diet habits and what she should eat, etc was so wrong and making her body ache and weaker with less energy! Pitiful, how doctors are treating their patients now days. They are just wanting to sell medications and send patients on the way and move on with their day to day lives because they aren’t dealing with the day to day life these patients are. They are all just trying to find help but these doctors are taking advantage of them. It’s so wrong and that’s one reason I decided to create this blog!
      Thank you so much Karin!
      Of course we can eat anything as long as we are careful with moderation and balance! Plus physical activity levels play a part in it, etc.
      Diabetes can be controlled by taking care of your nutrition and physical activity levels! It’s proven!

  6. Thanks for sharing this powerful article. I have seen “raw” water but since this isn’t my first time around the block I wasn’t falling for it.
    There have been many claims as to what is “healthy” but I think you have it exactly right when you recommend moderation.
    Well done!

    1. Thank you so much Taylor!
      I’m glad you enjoyed this article and found the topic interesting!
      I definitely hate fads and almost everytime find the flaws within the fad and like to inspire others for improvement!
      I don’t like to see others hurting themselves!

  7. Ugh, I wish more people take a read on your article!

    I hate it when people are always going for a totally fat-free diet. NO! This is so wrong. We, as humans, need fats in our body, good fats. Lacking fats will make your skin dull, and your body will be unable to synthesise some of the steroids you need and you will actually get fat. I don’t see any good in zero fat diets!

    My favourite food is avocado and as many have known, it is basically a fruit full of fat. BUT, guess what? It’s also a good fruit for you if you are trying to lose weight!

    The other thing I hate is when women think that they will become big if they do heavy weight training. I think this stereotype is more often seen in Asia. Just want to remind them, heavy lifting IS NOT going to make you big. Yes, it builds muscle, but it’s a hard process. Even for me, I have spent years trying to increase the muscle mass on my body, but it is hard. So, you don’t have to worry about getting big – it’s super hard UNLESS you use steroids.

    The other extreme we all can see is obviously super low carb diet. This is not healthy either! I would say try to avoid fine carbs such as spaghetti and pizza, but the whole wheat food is really good for you, no matter from the weight loss perspective or from the scope of nutrition.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this good info with us! Looking forward to reading more good articles from you!

    1. Hello Crystal!
      Oh thank you so much!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this article and found this topic interesting!
      Thank you so much for sharing your story to help others better themself!
      I’m thankful to share this for everyone to see and learn from and even spread it!
      I’ll try my best to keep providing great quality content!
      Stay tuned!

  8. Thank you so much for the valuable information!

    It’s so hard with so many different diets that give ‘proven results’. I totally think it’s important to just balance everything and stay healthy. I struggle with it mainly because I like food. And I like all kinds of food!

    I really appreciate you calling out these diets though!

    Cheers,
    Kahlua

  9. There’s almost always something I don’t agree with this kind of articles. but I have to give it to you, everything you laid out here is correct in my experience! And I have done a lot of research on the subject and unfortunately a fare share of mistakes in the past.

    The whole raw water thing is nonsense as is bottled water in most parts of the western world. Here in Finland you can get incredibly clean water straight from the tap. Bottled water, be it raw or not, almost always contains micro plastics and xenoestrogens like BPA. Raw water can also be contaminated with microbes like you pointed out.

    To the cutting too much calories I would add the increased loss of muscle mass. I have experience with crash dieting which led to significant loss of muscle mass even while resistance training and eating protein. Some “experts” claim this won’t happen if you stuff your face with protein but that takes me to the second point. High protein diets are risky. That’s a fact. Protein drives IGF-1 and insulin levels up which both are growth factors for all kinds of cancer cells. Especially processed animal protein has been pretty clearly established to increase the risk of many cancers. That’s why advice is to stick to moderate amounts of mainly plant based protein even if you are in to fitness and bodybuilding. If you don’t do extreme calorie restrictions and eat enough carbs and fats (which you are correct about also) you won’t lose any muscle mass. The need for protein has been great exaggerated by the fitness industry.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Hello Jukka!
      I’m glad you enjoyed this article and found the topic interesting!
      Haha thanks for the laugh I appreciate that compliment!
      I’ll try my best to keep providing great quality content!
      Thank you!

  10. I am glad I read this as I plan on cutting carbs. I just realized that it would be a huge mistake as I workout so intensely. Thanks for all these tips!

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