Category: Dieting Myths & Mistakes

Why Splenda Leads to Weight Gain – Even Though It’s Calorie Free

Why Splenda Leads to Weight Gain – Even Though It’s Calorie Free

June 10, 2013 | By | 27 Comments

Everyone knows that when you eat more calories than you burn, you pack on the pounds. So, thank goodness for zero-calorie sweeteners such as Splenda, right? After all, you get that sweet taste of sugar but without the side-effects (i.e. belly fat). For instance, you can pour generous amounts in your coffee and just about […]

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Likely to Make When Starting a Diet

The Biggest Mistake You’re Likely to Make When Starting a Diet

April 23, 2013 | By | 39 Comments

Everyone wants fast results when starting a diet. And you’re probably not the exception to this rule. But this eagerness to make quick progress can actually slow you down. In fact, it’s likely to sabotage your progress altogether. This is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) mistake dieters make when starting a new […]

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The #1 Worst Food for Weight Gain?

The #1 Worst Food for Weight Gain?

March 21, 2013 | By | 38 Comments

You don’t have to look far to find foods that pack on fat. Practically everything around us is “obesogenic”. And is it any wonder? After all, we’ve given nature the cold shoulder in favor of chemistry and (apparent) progress. Our homes are filled with packaged, refined, and processed foods that have little to no nutritional […]

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The “Healthy” Cooking Oil to Never Eat

The “Healthy” Cooking Oil to Never Eat

March 5, 2013 | By | 28 Comments

If you found out there was a cooking oil that was low in saturated fat and improved your cholesterol profile, you’d probably consider it healthy. Furthermore, you’d start eating it with many of your foods. Not only that, you’d feel good about yourself since you’d be doing right by your body. Now, what if you […]

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Juicing for Weight Loss and Why You Should Avoid It

Juicing for Weight Loss and Why You Should Avoid It

February 28, 2013 | By | 9 Comments

I’m not sure how and when the trend began, but one thing is certain: juicing is all the rage these days. It seems like everyone’s doing it. And those that aren’t, are planning on doing it in the near future. And why not? After all, it detoxifies your body and helps you shed weight fast, […]

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3 Reasons Not to Buy Salad Dressing – And What to Eat Instead

3 Reasons Not to Buy Salad Dressing – And What to Eat Instead

February 21, 2013 | By | 10 Comments

Out of all of the diet mistakes you can make, salad dressings top the list. Why? Because if you’re eating veggies with most of your meals (as you should be) you’re consuming lots of salad dressing. As such, it’s crucial that you choose the right kind. Unfortunately, most of the ones you’ll find in the […]

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Which Burns More Belly Fat: Diet or Exercise?

Which Burns More Belly Fat: Diet or Exercise?

February 6, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Everyone knows that if you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume. This can be done through diet, exercise, or preferably both. And again, that’s common knowledge. But few people realize that one is much more effective than the other. In fact, it’s not just “more effective”. It accounts […]

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Is Diet Soda Fattening?

Is Diet Soda Fattening?

December 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

By now, just about everyone knows that soda will make you gain weight. After all, when you’re drinking Coke or Dr. Pepper, you’re essentially ingesting large amounts of liquid sugar (high fructose corn syrup, to be exact). It’s the worse thing you can do if you’re trying to lose belly fat. And again, this has […]

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The Truth About Cholesterol Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

The Truth About Cholesterol Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

December 4, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

I read the front page of Yahoo every day, several times a day. It’s where I get most of my news. And throughout these years I’ve noticed a trend. If a story is popular among readers, it will be shown for a long time (whereas most articles come and go within hours). So, what does […]

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Is Red Meat Bad for You?

Is Red Meat Bad for You?

November 28, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

It seems that everywhere you turn you read something bad about red meat: it causes heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and in general, increases the likelihood of you dying early. And studies seem to prove the aforementioned claims. Heck, even Harvard recently published a study that further supports these theories. Well, there you have it. If […]

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