Heidi Powell Slams Nutrition Myths, Says Abs Are Made in the Kitchen…
Turns out abs are made in the kitchen, not so much in the gym. This is especially true if you follow a bad diet, according to Extreme Weight Loss trainer Heidi Powell. Powell suggests that it doesn’t really matter how much sit-ups you do or laps you run—you have to have a healthy diet to see results.
The 34-year-old Arizona mom of four tweeted out to her nearly 70,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday:
— Heidi Powell (@RealHeidiPowell) 5 April 2016
“Eating Bread Will Make Me Fat” and 4 Other Nutrition Myths
Heidi Powell’s right—and in addition to the myth that you can outwork a bad diet, here are a few other weight loss myths to watch out for:
- Myth 1: “Fad diets are the best way to lose weight” — Fad diets typically offer fast weight loss results, but the pounds will return once you start eating normally again. In order to lose weight and keep it off, it’s best to incorporate a well-balanced, healthy diet.
- Myth 2: “Eating bread will make me fat” — Eating rye bread is associated with decreased hunger. Furthermore, according to a recent study, eating whole grain rye bread can potentially prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
- Myth 3: “Losing Weight will cost me too much” — There are simple ways to eat health without shelling out too much cash. For example, you can purchase inexpensive organic food at Farmer’s markets.
- Myth 4: “Low-fat products can help me keep the weight off” — Many low-fat and fat-free products are loaded with refined carbs and sugar. Check for sugar and carb content in the food you purchase.
- Myth 5: “I can never eat at a fast food restaurant” — You shouldn’t have a fast food meal for dinner every evening, but an occasional treat is fine. Keep your portion sizes small, skip the extra sauce, avoid deep-fried food items and opt for grilled. Check out some helpful drive-through dining tips.
Take Heidi Powell ‘s Advice …
In order to get a (relatively) killer set of abs, remember Heidi Powell’s that abs are made in the kitchen. If you have bad eating habits there are ways to improve them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you reflect on your eating habits (what triggers good eating, what triggers bad eating, etc.), replace bad eating habits with healthy eating habits and then reinforce the good eating habits. This takes patience, but your body (and abs) will thank you in the end.
Heidi Powell Twitter. 1:09 p.m. – 5 Apr 2016
“Improving Your Eating Habits,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/eating_habits.html, last accessed April 6, 2016.
“Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths,” The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases web site; http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/myths/Pages/weight-loss-and-nutrition-myths.aspx, last accessed April 6, 2016.