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

Tapeworms and Weight Loss: Expert Opinion

Tapeworms and Weight Loss: Expert Opinion
In the Trending section of Fitness Pudding, I posted a story about a British doctor who supposedly put the classic "tapeworm diet" to the test...
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Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight

Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight
A recent video and article by Yahoo! with a "fitness expert" complied the 5 biggest workout myths. Myth #1 – Walking is a great way...
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Ionic Energy Bracelets

Ionic Energy Bracelets
Watch out Wonder Woman, "ionized" or energy bracelets have gained recent attention, claiming everything from the ability to "energize the whole body" to "relieve the body...
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'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics

'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics
I have personally come across a proposed fallacy that being obese actually has a puzzling protective effect in diabetics, call the "obesity paradox". I am...
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Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than You May Think

Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than You May Think
If I had a nickel everytime someone said eating healthy was too expensive, I would have enough money to actually eat healthy. To test this...
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Is Saturated Fat Now Good For You?

Is Saturated Fat Now Good For You?
Right before our eyes, we are seeing the classic "all-or-nothing" mentality, that commonly births fallacies and misguided perceptions about nutrition, claim its newest victim ....
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Do I Need to Eat Extra Protein?

This debate rages on.  A roomful of dietitians or medical-minded folk say NO, a room of nutritionists or research-minded folk may say YES.  The question...
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Does Muscle Turn to Fat?

Does Muscle Turn to Fat?
There is thought that if we stop exercising, our muscle will turn to fat. Or if we start exercising again, our fat will turn back...
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Sweating Fat Away?

Sweating Fat Away?
Sweating off fat is 'hot' again. As typical, such fallacies receive ample help from media outlets featuring 'hot' products, such the Zaggora Hot Pants ,...
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Yoga for Weight Loss?

Yoga for Weight Loss?
I just saw another miscontrued web article on ABC/Yahoo! News titled, "Jennifer Aniston Touts 'Yogalosophy' for Stunning Figure". A celebrity favorite, yoga has claims spread...
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Does Eating Bananas Cause Belly Fat?

Does Eating Bananas Cause Belly Fat?
This one drives me bananas. I have done the research, but am not 100% sure where this fallacy came from. Maybe someone saw a monkey...
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Fat Burners: Fact or Quack (Green Tea Extract)

Fat Burners: Fact or Quack (Green Tea Extract)
Fat is a wonderful thing. It aids in nutrient absorption, hormone regulation, thermic insulation, cognitive/mental functioning, and much more. However, too much of a wonderful...
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What is Cellulite?

What is Cellulite?
As normal, I was handling the boredom of the grocery store line by catching up on my celebrity news and gossip from the tactful magazine...
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Are My Genes to Blame?

Are My Genes to Blame?
Recent media attention has been given to scientific discoveries which may suggest that a person is ‘genetically predisposed’ to being fat or lazy. Indeed, our...
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Spot Losing Fat

Spot Losing Fat
If I had to rank the most common fallacies in the health and fitness industry, "spot losing fat" would be at the top. Also, millions...
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Body Wraps and Fat Loss

Body Wraps and Fat Loss
What goes around, comes around…body wraps are now popular again!  Body wraps have been common in spas or salons for years, utilizing linen sheets, blankets,...
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Being Healthy Takes too much Exercise!

Being Healthy Takes too much Exercise!
Many of us have incorrect assumptions on how much physical activity it would take to improve or maintain our health. We assume that it will...
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Fiber and Weight Loss

Fiber and Weight Loss
Claiming a scientific formulation, fiber supplements, such as  Skinny Fiber , have been promoted alongside other fad supplements to promote weight loss in those who...
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11-Minute Weight Training Workouts

11-Minute Weight Training Workouts
I wanted to share this research article with those folks that think it takes too much time to exercise. Weight training has been shown to...
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Exercise and Healthy Eating are Easy

Exercise and Healthy Eating are Easy
Some professionals attempt to encourage us by saying that exercise and healthy eating are easy. Sometimes we even tell ourselves the same thing. Are we...
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