1. Fat is bad because it’s “high in calories.”
Does that mean your brain is bad? More than half the dry weight of the brain is fat, and thus never became a “calorie.” The outside membrane of every animal cell is also made of fat and “eicosanoids,” hormones derived from fat, control every function of your body such as inflammation, nerve transmission, blood pressure, blood clotting, etc.
2. Avoid simple carbohydrate.
An apple is made of simple carbohydrate. Does this mean are apples bad? Classifying carbohydrates as “simple” is only important to a chemist in a white jacket and not important for you. When it comes to weight loss, health, and insulin control, everything has to do with the glycemic index and the simple vs complex nature of carbohydrates does not determine the glycemic index.
3. Prioritize “complex” carbs
Does this mean prioritize white bread? White bread is a complex carbohydrate (greater than 2 units of carbohydrates bonded together). The term “complex carbohydrate can be misinterpreted in many different ways and fashions because the word complex is used to describe both long strands of digestible glucose, like maltodextrin (which is terrible because of its sky-high glycemic index) and the term “complex” is also used to describe fiber. Nutritionists that speak in these terms are old-fashioned and just perpetuating the confusion.
4. Calories you eat and subtract the calories you burn
Calories are a unit used to describe “water heat” and has no relationship to nutrition or weight loss. The calories in = calories out theory was named one the top delusions of modern science. A calorie (or water heat) has no way to influence hormones. The calorie theory was invented by a chemist in the 1850’s and the reason the term “calories” is still used today is a historical accident.
5. Cholesterol is bad
If you didn’t have cholesterol in your body –your body would melt into a puddle. Inflammation causes heart disease and cholesterol acts as a band-aide in the process.
6. Don’t eat at night.
Your body is not dead at night. Even when you sleep your brain is working at 80% of its maximum capacity. Eat a balanced snack before bed to burn fat in your sleep.
7. Drink milk to strengthen your bones.
Dairy does worse for bones than good. Bones are made of protein first and calcium is deposited or released based on the acidity of your bloodstream. Milk products are acidic, they increase insulin levels, milk has harmful natural hormones made by the mother cow (so it doesn’t even matter if you buy organic milk), and the casein in milk is not good for your digestive system because it’s sticky. The casein in milk was originally used to make Elmer’s glue.