2. Gluten is not a carbohydrate; it is a protein that is present in wheat, rye, and barley. It does not make you fat.
3. Coconut oil is still a fat, a fat high in saturated fat- Use sparingly.
4. Products that claim to be "Low Fat" or "Low Calorie" tend to overcompensate in sugar and salt for better taste. Remember to read labels to see if buying the product is worth it.
5. If you drink it, it still counts. Most of Americans' sources of calories come from beverages, so remember to monitor your Starbucks beverages!
6. Most Americans fear eggs because of their cholesterol. Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Instead of fearing them, Americans should be fearing the cholesterol from high amounts of beef, cheeses, cakes, and desserts that are commonly eaten on a daily basis in this country.
7. Flaky Fad Diets: If a diet suggests eliminating an essential food group, it is most likely not credible.
8. Walking and running 1 mile still burns the same amount of calories. Physical activity does not have to be extremely intense to shed the pounds or stay in shape.
9. Catch your Z's! Sleep is the most underrated activity in terms of nutrition. Research shows that adults should be receiving ~7 hours of sleep each night, which most adults do not achieve. Lack of sleep can contribute to increased hunger cravings, weight gain, and risks for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
10. Dr. Oz is not the Wizard of Oz: He is a human being, who may overgeneralize nutrition advice...several times....on live TV. If you have questions about your nutrition, ask your personal physician or registered dietitian for advice.