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Diet Myths Debunked!

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There is so much information on social media advising us what to eat and how to be our healthiest self. The credibility of a lot of this information is often questionable and in turn results in people sabotaging their own person health goals. Below is some diet myths debunked;

1. Skipping breakfast will make me lose weight; FALSE. Breakfast gets your metabolism going

for the day, having breakfast will ensure your body is burning calories. Waking up hungry in

the morning is a sign you have not over eaten the night before


2. Red meat is the only source of iron; FALSE. Red meat is the richest source of iron however

you can get ‘non haem’ (non meat) iron from nuts, legumes, brown rice, quinoa, baked

beans and peanut butter. To increase the absorption of non haem iron you need to consume

it with vitamin C


3. I can eat as much fruit as I like; FALSE. The dietary guidelines recommend consuming 2

pieces of fruit per day. Excess fruit like anything else contributes to excess calories which can

lead to weight gain


4. Liquid calories don’t count; FALSE. Liquid calories don’t take up stomach volume and

therefore don’t fill you up. Juices, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and even coconut

water will contribute to calorie, fat and sugar intake and therefore need to be factored into

your daily intake


If in doubt about any nutrition information you hear/ read/ see you can seek the advice from our accredited practicing dietitian Edwina McDonald, to make sure you are doing the best thing for you and your health!

Book in for an appointment today to see Edwina in one of our locations that best suits you- 120 Collins Street , 276 Flinders Street , Docklands and ANZ Wellness centre.