If you’re like me, you’ll be fed up with the huge number of wild claims about health, weight loss and nutrition that seem everywhere online…

I’m (fairly) sure some of the testimonials are based on real people’s experience, but many are just anecdotes to illustrate the latest fad, without any systematic attempt to validate the results for others.

So I was relieved to come across an excellent “myth buster” article on these subjects from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

They cover a wide range of “myths” under these headings…

  • Weight-loss and Diet Myths
  • Meal Myths
  • Physical Activity Myths
  • Food Myths

… concisely, short & to the point to help us separate the “wheat from the chaff”.



“Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!”
“Eat as much as you want and still lose weight!”
“Try the thigh buster and lose inches fast!”

Have you heard these claims before? A large number of diets and tools are available, but their quality may vary. It can be hard to know what to believe.

This fact sheet may help. Here, we discuss myths and provide facts and tips about weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity. This information may help you make healthy changes in your daily habits. You can also talk to your health care provider. She or he can help you if you have other questions or you want to lose weight. A registered dietitian may also give you advice on a healthy eating plan and safe ways to lose weight and keep it off.


I’d recommend having a quick browse at the full article – “Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths”


Source: Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

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