The myths that are out there.

I was reading an article on MSNBC about fitness rules you should break. While the majority are interesting and worth a try, there was one part that irritated me.
There was a blurb on protein intake and an RD – a registered dietitian – said “Any extra protein calories you take in will be stored as fat,” says Molly Morgan, R.D., owner of Creative Nutrition Solutions in Vestal, New York.

That is just total B.S.
It’s not like if you eat a turkey sandwich, that the body will pick it apart and only store the excess protein as fat. It’s excess calories…. hello…. it doesn’t matter if they are fat, carbs, or protein. The body uses the calories it needs and stores the rest. Yes, some calories are used much more efficiently, but it’s not like if I eat 1000 calories of white rice it won’t make me fat, whereas 1000 calories of chicken breast will.

It’s really amazing how much old information is still being spouted by so-called experts.

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5 thoughts on “The myths that are out there.

  1. Jim

    Do you mean that not everything on the Internet is 100 per cent accurate?

    Golly! Oh no!

    Next you’ll try to destroy my faith in Wikipedia. 🙂

  2. MizFit

    I KNOW. it annoyed me as well and too many people DO take what they read in print anywhere as ‘truth’

    Especially a site like MSNBC.

  3. Casbah Kitten

    I’ve been reading a lot lately and it’s amazing how much contradictory information there is. I think you have to moderate it with your own inner sense. And remember too, that what works for one person won’t always work for someone else. Still…it’s VERY confusing!

  4. Susan

    Good BS call! I find a lot of these types of articles have silly info in them. Strictly put, it’s calories in, calories out.

  5. Carla

    I think what she meant was there’s no point in overloading on protein. Some people eat too much protein when losing weight thinking it will help them. But she’s saying that if you eat more protein than your body needs, it will be stored as fat same as any other calories.

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