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Diet Myths

David Greenwalt: High-Protein Diets, Conflicts of Interest and the Media's Hunger for High-Impact Headline

Red Room | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By David Greenwalt Despite the popularity of bashing high-protein diets like Atkins and Paleo the totality of the research indicates it may be more p...

Can This Diet Really Be That Effective?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

We need to think about restoring our body's natural ability to regulate our weight automatically at a healthy level. If you focus on calorie quality and take care of your body, then it will take care of calorie quantity for you.

Don't Eat Less, Eat Better

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The temptation to go on a fad diet and lose and gain, lose and gain, and lose and gain some more, is overwhelming for celebrities, as well as the rest of us. Want to know what really happens with some of these wild and crazy fad diets?

The Truth About Diet Urban Legends

Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Goodman Artis for Full disclosure: I have experimented with most (though not all) of these popular weight-loss methods: from...

13 Lies Dieters Tell Themselves

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Before the holiday season eating extravaganza is upon us, here are a few common diet lies -- and how your better angel would react if he were awake.

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

5 Common Myths About Carbs

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Today, between marketers who promote packaged carbs as "heart healthy" and fitness "experts" who espouse that all carbs are bad, it's easy to be confused. Here are some carb myths debunked.

5 Myths About Everyday Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it's hard to tell the fact from the fiction. Certain foods get a reputation as "bad for you," whereas others get promoted as "natural" or "good for you" when they are really not.

BUSTED: 7 Diet Half-Truths, Explained

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Davis, Ph.D.

Hardly a day goes by without a headline trumpeting what we should or shouldn't eat. But often these snippets about diet and nutrition are only half true: They're partly supported by science, but overall they're misleading because they come with big caveats.

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.

5 Diet Myths Keeping You From A Healthy Weight

EatingWell | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're watching your weight and not getting any closer to your goal, look closely at the weight-loss principles you're following. It could be that diet myths are causing you to pack on pounds.

BUSTED: 5 Common Diet Myths | Lia Huber | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Myth: Cutting carbohydrates helps you lose weight Scaling back carbs in the wrong way can also make you feel rotten and unhealthy. Carbs are to t...