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3 Nutrition myths and misconceptions that keep people stuck

1. 'You shouldn't eat after 6pm.'

Not only does this set you up for a fairly boring evening, but it creates a want for food. If I told you that you couldn't eat chocolate, it wouldn't be long until all you thought about was chocolate. Same goes for not eating after 6pm.

It is more about the overall calories and quality of them calories that you consume over a 30 day period that really matters.

If your nutrition is a mess between the hours of 8am - 6pm it won't have a significant benefit cutting calories after 6pm.

Getting clear over a 30 day period establishing strengths weaknesses and areas for improvement with a clear plan to get better will see you make more long term progress than ever before.

Nutrition is not a one size fits all approach and that's why at Evolve we get clear on your goals and make sure you have the right plan.

2. 'Lifting weights makes me bulky.'

The best results we have ever produced will always have an element of strength training.

The majority of people we work with have low levels of lean muscle tissue, mainly because they have been in commercial gyms and avoid the weights section that is filled with mirrors and posers that put them off.

Low levels of lean muscle tissue will have an impact in the bodies ability to metabolise food and effects energy levels including a host of other things.

When we add lean muscle tissue to a body we improve the bodies ability to metabolise calories quicker making the body a lot more efficient in the process, increasing energy levels and day to day function not to mention how the body looks feels and performs.

Lean muscle tissue takes up a lot less space than fat mass and that is why it should be prioritised, especially if you want a body that looks great.

Having a coach walk you through exactly how to strength train for your current level of fitness will give you a tonne more confidence in your ability to strength train safely and effectively.

3. 'Carbohydrates make you gain weight'


Over consuming on carbohydrates to the point they place you in a calorie surplus will make you gain weight.

Carbohydrates are extremely beneficial for performance and aesthetics.

The majority of people especially from Northern Ireland over consume on carbohydrates without even realising.

Cup of tea = Pack of biscuits, buns and or tray bakes, if you work in an office setting you know all about this and the temptations surrounding.

Out for dinner = Was it a good feed, throwing disregard to the quality and making it about the quantity, plate piled high with mash potato/chips you know the drill.

We just need to stop eating like marathon runners since none of us actually run them.

More protein on the plate, and a better relationship with the quality of carbohydrates consumed will have a high return when it comes to getting the most out of your health & fitness efforts.

Have a great week, we hope this helped.

Evolve Team

PS... if you are ready to take back control of your health and fitness and work with our expert team that put you back in the driving seat of your health & fitness we would love to talk.

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