4 Fitness & Nutrition Fads I Was Wrong About

#1. The Low-Carb Diet

Zack Harris
In Fitness And In Health

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Learning is a part of life. So is admitting when you’re wrong. So I’ll admit it four times, right here, right now.

These are four things I got wrong, learned from, and applied the lessons learned to do better going forward.

#1. The Low Carb Diet

I wasn’t born with visible abs. Even as a teenager, I always held a little extra “pudge” around the midsection. So, like many others, I found myself constantly searching for the best diet hack to a six-pack throughout my early 20s.

My favorite wrestler, Paul “Triple H” Levesque was using the ketogenic diet at the time; I figured if it was good enough for him, it was good enough for me!

I have no issue with the keto diet if that’s what you enjoy. But I thought that by continuing to eat as much as I ever was and merely replacing the calories from carbs with calories from fat, I’d burn more fat which would help me lose more fat. Nope.

A few tubs of peanut butter later, I eventually figured out that it didn’t matter whether my diet was extremely low carb or not, because I was still eating too many calories.

This is supported by a peer-reviewed study that involved over 600 people and lasted for 12 months…

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Zack Harris
In Fitness And In Health

I write about health, wealth, and self improvement. Fitness & nutrition coach. Finance major & money nerd. linktr.ee/zackharris - IG: zackharris01