In a world of misinformation, Fitness Pudding is here to separate fact from fallacy, and science from fiction.

Can We Have A Fat Tongue?

Can We Have A Fat Tongue?
 "Lose tongue fat with this one, weird old tip." "Burn tongue fat with this workout." "7 secrets to losing stubborn tongue fat." Unfortunately, I could...
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Does 3500 Calories Equal One Pound?

Does 3500 Calories Equal One Pound?
We still hear it all the time – that 3500 calories is equal to one pound of body weight. The thought might be appealing, that...
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Is Sex a Workout?

Is Sex a Workout?
A CNN blog recently revisited the tantalizing myth that sex is a workout. It must be circulating pretty well right now on social media, as...
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Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake

Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake
Have you ever felt the urge to reward yourself with food after a workout? Many do. Some might be choosing their food choices off how...
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Are You "Sedentary"?

Are You "Sedentary"?
This morning, I waved to my little girl, as my wife drove away to drop her off at her first day of school. When they...
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Are Hot Dogs Carcinogenic?

Are Hot Dogs Carcinogenic?
I was asked this question back on July 4th, where hot dogs are consumed in mass quantities - with or without the 'fattening' buns. I...
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Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?

Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?
A recent study finds that if you drink more water, you can lose more weight and stay slimmer. Wait, does it say that? Well, you...
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Am I Juicing Too Much?

Am I Juicing Too Much?
  Transcript With juicing becoming quite the phenomenon, especially green juice and juices that claim to “detoxify” or “cleanse”, I have been asked to answer...
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Can You Be 'Big Boned'?

Can You Be 'Big Boned'?
“I’m not fat, I’m big boned.” “I am overweight, because of my large bones.” We might be quite familiar with such comments, but is there...
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Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?
The classic brain teaser asks, “What weighs more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?” Unfazed by this childish trickery, we would answer...
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1-Minute of Exercise as Good as 45-Minutes of Exercise?

1-Minute of Exercise as Good as 45-Minutes of Exercise?
I suspect that the confusion on this topic, beyond the deceptive title, is that most people have simply read the title and moved on. Popular...
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Pooping Your Way to Weight Loss?

Pooping Your Way to Weight Loss?
I came across the headline, 'Pooping your way to weight loss' . I could not resist, as I must investigate on any potential myth. It...
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Does Interval Training (HIIT) 'Beat' Belly Fat?

Does Interval Training (HIIT) 'Beat' Belly Fat?
This is how I got here. I first saw a post on Yahoo! News, "Beat Belly Fat With This 45-minute Running Workout," which brought me...
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Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?

Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?
Body mass index (BMI) has been getting slammed in the media. For example, this recent article from the LA Times claims that "BMI mislabels 54...
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Cold Air for Weight Loss?

Cold Air for Weight Loss?
If its cold out, and you want to lose weight, don’t put on that jacket. Or, based on a current trend, you could pay money...
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Is It Really That Bad to Skip Breakfast?

Is It Really That Bad to Skip Breakfast?
Here is an interesting article examining a historical and scientific perspective on if skipping breakfast is really that bad (for weight loss). A few notes...
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Does Self-Prepared Food Taste Better?

Does Self-Prepared Food Taste Better?
The truth is, the overall amount of time that we spend preparing our food has decreased, while, the subsequent consumption of fast food, ready-to-eat meals,...
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Reasons for Breaking New Year's Resolutions

Reasons for Breaking New Year's Resolutions
I am sure you have already noticed the many internet articles and ads popping up about keeping your New Year’s Resolution.  But, what about why...
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Do Elevation Training Masks Simulate Altitude Training?

Do Elevation Training Masks Simulate Altitude Training?
Update!  With what little research we had back at this this same time in 2015, we concluded that it was “unlikely” that elevation trainings masks...
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Does Athletic Wear Make Us Workout More?

Does Athletic Wear Make Us Workout More?
The clothes we wear can make a strong impression on others. We learn early on in our careers to ‘dress for success’, and TV shows,...
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