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Dieting myths we've grown up with

Does eating at night make you fat as the old tale says? Researchers say no. Does eating at night make you fat as the old tale says? Researchers say no.

We've all grown up with them.

Diet beliefs that affect how we eat, when we eat, and even if we eat.

Ideas like, eating at night makes you fat.
 
That's false.

And as a registered dietitian, Angela Lemond busts these kinds of diet myths every day.

"Really the truth is that it's the total calories that you eat in an entire day that's gonna have to do with your weight management," said Lemond.

And you've probably heard this one.

Caffeine is unhealthy.

That's true.

"Caffeine actually has a lot of great research when it comes to attention and alertness so it really can help you be more alert. So caffeine in moderation is shown to actually be a beneficial," said Lemond.

What about this diet tip, the less fat you eat, the better.
 
That's also true.
 
And you may have always thought eating whole grains is healthier than refined grains.
 
That's also true.

"It would be great to have at least half your grains whole, but you don't necessarily half to throw out the refined grains either," Lemond said.

You may be wondering where these diet myths come from and how some of them became so widely accepted.

Well we believe them because we want to.
 
In the long run, a little research can go a long way when it comes to your dietary health.

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