My kids tell me all the time the “facts” they have learned from the internet. I often argue with them, telling them they need to be careful and shouldn’t believe everything they see on the internet.
Then I started thinking. We didn’t have the internet to give us our information. But, who is to say “word of mouth” learning was any better?
Do you really think that gum will stay in your stomach forever if you swallow it? If you step on that crack, will it really break your mother’s back? Will an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Don’t even get me started on holiday traditions…
When I started researching food and diets, I came to the realization that a lot of the things that I had “known” were true my entire life weren’t.
Did you know that counting calories doesn’t work?
Did you know that low fat, low calorie food does not make us thin?
Did you know that it is actually high insulin levels in our bodies that cause weight gain?
Did you know that snacking should not ever happen?
Did you know that you won’t kill your metabolism by skipping breakfast?
Did you know that you don’t need to fuel your workout?
Did you know that most of the “facts” we have learned about food and what is good for us just isn’t true?
But, now I do.
Knowledge is power.