Diet and fitness experts debunk 10 glaring weight loss myths that could be sabotaging your goals

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a man standing in front of a computer: There are many weight loss myths circulating around social media that may be harmful to your health and weight loss goals. JGI/Tom Grill/ Getty Images


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There are many weight loss myths circulating around social media that may be harmful to your health and weight loss goals. JGI/Tom Grill/ Getty Images


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  • Many weight-loss myths stem from social media and the ever-changing realm of nutrition science.
  • One of the most persistent weight-loss myths is that you just have to exercise more to lose weight.
  •  If a weight-loss method sounds too easy or too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

From extreme juice cleanses to supposed miracle supplements,

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Do diets actually help in weight loss or are they just passing trends?

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a person standing in front of a cake: Her words carry a lot of weight and significance, especially at a time when there are a plethora of diet fads swirling all around us, luring those looking to lose weight quickly.


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Her words carry a lot of weight and significance, especially at a time when there are a plethora of diet fads swirling all around us, luring those looking to lose weight quickly.

In her latest book Eating in the Age of Dieting, author and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar says, “Look at food as a blessing. Eat with gratitude, not guilt… Move beyond carbs/protein/fat/calories. Food is culture, cuisine, and crop-cycle. Eat local, seasonal and traditional.”

Her words carry a lot of weight and significance, especially at a time when there are a plethora of diet fads

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This Diet Is More Effective Than Keto for Fat Loss, New Study Finds

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The keto diet has long been touted as one of the best ways to lose fat, and while that may be true, a new study shows that there may be even better ways to shed pounds and cut your consumption. Research published in Nature Medicine examined both the keto diet and a plant-based, low-fat diet to see which is more effective, and the results might just surprise you.



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The study was led by a scientist at the National Institutes of Health named Kevin Hall. Hall took a group of 20 people

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40 Foods and Drinks for Weight Loss

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If you’re looking to lose weight, the most logical place to start is with a reevaluation of the food you eat. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is key to helping you achieve your weight loss goals.  

“When the goal is weight loss, the objective is to create a caloric deficit while meeting needs for macronutrients (protein being the number one priority for muscle preservation), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals),” says Silvia Carli, MS, RD, CSCS, registered dietitian with 1AND1 LIFE. 

But it can be overwhelming to know what to stock your fridge and pantry with. So we asked registered

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Can a healthy diet prevent memory loss? | Health and Fitness

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• Spinach – This leafy green vegetable is packed with more than 15 antioxidants to inhibit the formation of plaques that build up in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

• Blueberries – Improve communication between brain cells and help brain cells form new connections, boosting learning and memory.

• Dark chocolate – Contains flavonoids, which are strong antioxidants that can improve blood flow to the brain and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

• Caffeine – Coffee, black and green teas contain brain-boosting antioxidants, increasing the brain’s capacity for processing information.

• Avocados – Packed with good-for-you monounsaturated fats that promote healthy

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