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



The phrase "the proof is in the pudding" originally came from a saying "the proof of the pudding is in the eating", meaning that something has to be experienced in order to truly prove how good it is.

Thus, Fitness Pudding focuses on the understand and simplify. The fitness and health industry is plagued with products, concepts and theories that can be downright deceitful. The problem is if we take these claims as truth they can begin to shape our viewpoints, decisions and behavior, potentially hindering our adoption of a long-term, healthy lifestyle.

To help, we the experts, put common health, diet and fitness concepts, theories, claims, and products to the test with scientific research, understanding and reasoning.

This blog is for you, the eager consumer, craving that long-term success in your physical activity, nutrition and/or weight-loss related behavior. In a world of misinformation, Fitness Pudding is here to separate fact from fallacy, science from fiction, and honesty from puffery. 

Our Experts 

mark d faries phd 2015Mark D. Faries, Ph.D. [ Founder]
Dr. Mark D. Faries is an Associate Professor and State Extension Health Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and School of Public Health, and a member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Faries is a health psychologist and exercise physiologist, with expertise in behavioral medicine. His research focuses on medication adherence, when "lifestyle" is the medicine.

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Other expert contributors stop by from time to time to enlighten us on important topics including exercise physiology, psychology, biochemistry, nutrition, genetics, and more. The most popular contributors include: Chad Kerskick Ph.D., Michael Roberts, Ph.D., Erik Gnagy, Ph.D., PGA, and Wesley Kephart, M.S.

Blog Results

busted   Shown by research evidence and reasoning to be a fallacy and untrue.
plausible   Shown by research evidence and reasoning to be possible.
confirmed   Shown by research evidence and reasoning to be validated.
unknown   Currently, research evidence and reasoning is unable to confirm or disconfirm.
clarify   Some fads, myths, or fallacies are misconstrued, thus need clarification.
unlikely   Currently, the limited research evidence suggests an unlikely conclusion.
mythy white   A short review of current research that is a little mythy.


My hope is that you can use this information to better understand and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.  We all have to start somewhere.