Nutrition Myths

1. VITAMINS WILL ENHANCE YOUR
STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE.

This is a fallacy. Vitamins supply the body no
calories and cannot be used as fuel. The body
excretes 70% of the vitamins that it does not
need. Only people who are deficient in an area
should take necessary supplements. Please
consult your physician or a Registered Dietitian
before increasing your intake. Some vitamins
can be toxic.

2. DIET PILLS ENHANCE METABOLISM AND
CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS.

False. Initially one will lose weight after taking diet pills due to the lowered basal requirements of food and
calories but in the long run one will usually gain more weight back. Once again, a diet pill taker has not
yet learned how to control their weight through proper nutritional counseling once off the pills.
3. AN INTAKE OF REFINED SUGAR CARBOHYDRATES FROM SOURCES LIKE HONEY, SODAS,
CANDY BARS AND MARSHMALLOWS WHEN FEELING LOW, WILL BOOST ENERGY LEVELS.
Unfortunately, you will probably experience the opposite. A sugar snack before a workout will deplete
your performance and cause you to crash in need of good carbohydrates. Choose a complex carbohydrate
instead.

4. CAFFEINE STIMULATES THE APPETITE AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF TRYING TO LOSE
WEIGHT.

The issue that caffeine act as an appetite stimulant has never been scientifically proven. If taken properly,
it can aid in raising the body temperature and, possibly contribute to body fat loss.

5. EXCESS PROTEIN WILL BE USED AS ENERGY IF TOO MUCH IS TAKEN IN.

True, only when carbohydrate and fat sources are depleted. The body will use protein as fuel only as last
resort. Most excess protein is stored as adipose tissue (body fat). Make sure you consult your registered
dietitian or health care professional on how much protein is necessary for you. If you need any assistance feel free to contact TIKI Fitness and Wellness.
Thanks
Tramaine