Biggest Nutritional Myth You had a hard time breaking?
I know everyone on here is guilty of a myth they once thought was true. What was yours?
And what have you done since then to prove to yourself that what you read in a magazine or in an online article was untrue?
Can't eat carbs past 6 PM?
Must have a protein shake right after working out?
Have to eat 6 meals a day?
Cant eat X or Y Food sources
Have to cut water the day before a competition
Salt and Sodium are bad
Red Meat and Whole Eggs will harm your cholesterol
Must eat only "Clean" Foods.
Personally for myself we have seen the fitness industry plagued with meal frequency, and how eating less meals is actually more beneficial for Muscle Protein Synthesis.
Ever Since I have been having around 4 meals a day I have found my best success. I have even ran short stints of Intermittent Fasting during severe cuts to help curb my appetite and keep insulin levels at bay
Some good reading:
I think the myth that I have overcome is that we must consume an absurd amount of protein to build muscle when it is now widely excepted in the science world that .8-1g/lb bw is plenty. With this, I have drastically cut down on my supplementation with whey protein which has resulted in me saving money while still getting the results I want.