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Diet myths that are keeping you from losing weight

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., January 11, 2013 - 10:36am

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Brierley asks: What diet “truth” do you want to know the facts about?


Wondering: Does drinking a lot of water/fluids help promote weight loss?


01/11/2013 - 12:57pm

What's the difference between eating an early dinner and fasting for 16 hours (good for weight loss) and skipping breakfast to extend your fast (bad for weight loss)?


01/14/2013 - 3:25pm

good post! would like it if you could include a statement about what you SHOULD do, because a whole paragraph written in the form of "X does Y -- but you don't want Y; and people say you should do Z, but you shouldn't do Z" is much harder to absorb than a sentence that says "Do Q, not Z." I had to kind of double-process the writing to get a clear to-do list in my head, which is better for me than a to-avoid-and-not-remember list!

thanks :)


01/26/2013 - 2:01am

There are many fads and diets out there- what everyone needs is a lifestyle change in general. I would start with a cleanse and then go from there. I followed and then cleansed my body for 21 days then i started my life healthy lifestyle (free from the fads and trends!)

best of luck!


04/01/2013 - 6:44pm

Well, good information but at the same time a little disheartening. I have to say this is the first time I've ever seen "eating small meals throughout the day" as not being considered a better method of eating. It doesn't help us when all of these different health experts have opposite views on various health matters. Who do we believe?

Also, I have always believed eating later at night is a bad thing; however, I've had personal trainers say it's "what you eat" not "when you eat" and have also seen a few articles recently saying the same thing. Again, a contradiction among health experts.


04/24/2013 - 1:57pm


I want to know why the Atkins Diet was attacked by so many people, when in fact the Diabetes Holocaust is proof that High Carbohydrate High Fructose Diet is killing people in their millions S-L-O-W-L-Y.


08/09/2013 - 5:13pm

Its very informative and i am sure it will help many other people like the way it helps me. Thanks for the information.


11/21/2013 - 12:43am

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