Why sex can not replace a good workout if you want to lose weight and why the total failure of carbohydrates is counterproductive – these myths are shuffled by the healthy nutritionist Camilla Akerberg, writes a channel3.
First Cheating: Sex is considered as a workout
One of the most common myths is that a nice shake between the leaves will burn as many calories as a mile and a half cross. A study published by PLOS ONE shows that men have an average of 100 calories during sex and women – about 69 calories.
According to researchers, men burn an average of 4.2 calories per minute during sex, compared with 3.1 calories for women, according to Men's Health magazine. A study estimates that in a six-year-old sex about 30 years will burn only 20 calories, which is only 14 more than sitting on the couch and watching TV, Body + Soul said.
Therefore, the claim that sex can replace sport and exercise is a complete illusion.
Second oversight: For perfect punch, thousands of squats are needed
Camilla Akerberg assures that there are other ways to achieve the desired rigid throat instead of making thousands of squats for hours.
"One thing is for sure: they do not need hundreds of squats," says the Australian, who avoided similar accusations for years because of a serious back injury. "It's a great exercise, but there are other quite varied moves for that purpose."
Third Illusion: Daily Calorie Counts Pay
Permanent daily calorie counting is not healthy, even more so that it sticks to people and does not last long.
Fourth delusion: Eat green vegetables with a full ban on sugar and alcohol
Healthy eating includes lots of vegetables, but only green does not last, Camilla confirms. She believes that a balanced menu of green, vegetable, fresh fruit, protein, healthy fats and good carbohydrates is the key to long-term results.
"If you are too strict for yourself and deprived of yourself entirely from sugar and alcohol, remaining only green, the most likely result will be the discontinuation of the diet and the spread of over-consumption," said Camilla Ackerberg.
"It is important to have as many raw products as possible to avoid processed foods and those with low nutritional value." Alcohol is acceptable from time to time and moderate – it stimulates hunger, "reminds the expert.
Fifth omission: Complete ban on all carbohydrates
Surely in recent years you have heard the spell that if you want to lose weight, you have to remove carbohydrates from your menu. Studies support this request somewhat, but the complete ban on this group may disturb the balance.
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy so that with the right amount and quality they bring a sense of satiety to the body and certainly helps to lose weight.
Cinnamon, brown rice, whole grains, vegetables, dairy products and potatoes – these are some of the right carbohydrate sources that provide long-lasting energy, helping to stabilize blood pressure. They also improve mood because they regulate hormones such as serotonin and insulin.
Complete deprivation of carbohydrates is another danger, according to Australian nutritionist Lindi Cohen. "Even if you take a pound of carbohydrate from your diet, you will not want to do it for the rest of your life, and usually after a complete deprivation when you start eating diets with carbohydrates, you will quickly get your weight," he says.