Have you ever wondered why despite advances in health and nutrition over the years, most of us are still struggling to lose weight?
According to Eric Edmeades, there are 5 fundamental myths that society teaches us about food and diets:
Myth #1: Calorie In, Calorie Out
As a student of human evolution, Eric Edmeades observed something interesting about the tribes in Africa that he spent time with. They never went on diets. Still, they had great muscle tone, amazing energy and incredible levels of fitness. It occurred to Eric that the fundamental ideas about why we eat no longer make sense. Counting calories is meaningless. Because your body is not a simple, input-output machine.
Myth #2: Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
There is no daily recommended diet. Our bodies are evolved to eat annually. We go through different stages and require different foods in different seasons winter, summer, spring, and autumn.
Myth #3: You Need A Personalized Diet
Human beings have not differentiated long enough by evolution to have wildly varying dietary requirements. So there are certain rules that apply to all human beings regardless of your race, origin or culture. And in fact, the largest chunk of your diet is not going to change. Yes, some people may have special needs, but for 80% of us, our needs are the same.
Myth #4: The Food Industry Wants To Make You Healthy
While this may be the most obvious myth in this list, millions of people are being conned by the food industry’s misleading labels on food products that are supposedly good for us. Because the truth is…food manufacturing companies blatantly lie to you – and the American diet is particularly unhealthy and designed to create cravings so you buy and buy more. It actually has very little to do with your health.
Myth #5: You Must Exercise To Transform Your Body Shape
Exercise is great for health. But it's not the primary driver of your body shape. Modern science shows that 95% of your body shape is due to the food you eat and not exercise.
If you’re looking to…
1. Maintain an optimum body weight
2. Raise your body’s energy levels
3. Slow down aging and eliminate illnesses
You’ll have to rethink your relationship with food itself.