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

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, as well as 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.

Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than You May Think

Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than You May Think
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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 theory, I did my own little experiment with one meal....
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Is Saturated Fat Now Good For You?

Is Saturated Fat Now Good For You?
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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 . . . saturated fat. Recent meta-analytic reviews have now suggested...
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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 into muscle. Just as we cannot turn apples into oranges,...
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Sweating Fat Away?

Sweating Fat Away?
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Sweating off fat is 'hot' again. As typical, such fallacies receive ample help from media outlets featuring 'hot' products, such the Zaggora Hot Pants , which claim to target trouble areas, enhance metabolism, and drench...
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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 all across the Internet that it can shed pounds, tone...
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