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

Is Obesity Contagious?

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  A social contagion is a process where the network in which people are embedded, influence their behaviors.  The idea of obesity being socially contagious...
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Nutrition Labels Influence Healthier Food Choices?

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A recent study 1 looked at this exact question. Participants used smart phones to scan food barcodes for 4 weeks. The nutrition labels were then...
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Can You Be Addicted to Shopping?

Can You Be Addicted to Shopping?
‘Tis the shopping season. Stores are making their big end of the year pushes to get “into the black” (make a profit), alongside the psychological...
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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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Are Setting Goals Good or Bad?

Are Setting Goals Good or Bad?
Most health and fitness behaviors are organized around goals. We set goals for ourselves, and then enact behaviors that will get us to that goal...
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Form Habits in Only 21 Days?

Form Habits in Only 21 Days?
Diets, programs, books, and health clubs continue to claim healthy habits can be formed in only 21 days. Recent research suggests that we may need...
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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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