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

Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone

Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone
With chocolate milk suggested as a possible post-workout drink, with both protein and carbohydrate, researchers set out to determine the acute changes in testosterone and isometric strength with some post-exercise chocolate cow’s and goat’s milk.1 Twel......
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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 one can simply create a 500 calorie per day deficit by e......
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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 many calories were "burned" during their workout. For some, being able......
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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 actually forgot about it, until I saw that ESPN Classic was......
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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 the question, "Am I juicing too much?" I am unaware of an evid......
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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 to add: The Largest Study on Breakfast and Weight Loss The......
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Can Playing Tetris Reduce Food Cravings?

Can Playing Tetris Reduce Food Cravings?
Think about the food that you crave the most. Indulge in that thought. Think about smelling it, holding it, and savoring it. Now try to shake the craving. Difficult, right? There is a strong line of......
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Is Eating at Restaurants Healthier than Fast Food?

Is Eating at Restaurants Healthier than Fast Food?
We know the ‘quality’ of our food begets the ‘quantity’ of food and calories that we eat. Accordingly, the quality of fast food might place it in a category with junk food. Full-service restaurant food, on the oth......
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'Fitness' Food Make Us Eat More, Exercise Less?

'Fitness' Food Make Us Eat More, Exercise Less?
Healthy buzzwords on food labels can be misleading. Below is a recent press release from the American Marketing Association, investigating the effects of 'fitness' branded food on consumption in 'restrained' eaters. Restrained eaters are ridgid, chronic dieters......
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Fat in Food: Expert Opinions

Fat in Food: Expert Opinions
Fat in food is, and might always be a hot and controversial topic. We learn something new everday that expands our understanding, allowing us to make educated decisions in our healthy eating lifestyles. Of course any......
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How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?

How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?
8 cups per day, right? Well, my esteemed colleague, Dr. Michael Greger, put this question to the test, and I thought I would share his expert insight with you. Enjoy, as I go get me a......
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Glucomannan: A 'Super-Fiber'?

Glucomannan: A 'Super-Fiber'?
Glucomannan, the famous 'super-fiber' got a major boost this March (2015), when a review promoted its benefit in weight loss. However, a lot has happened since then! To some degree, this is an update to a......
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I Can't Get Enough Protein Eating Vegetables

I Can't Get Enough Protein Eating Vegetables
After being out of town for the past week, I made a trip to the grocery store to replenish food for the house. I made my normal routine pass from the fresh vegetables and fruit, to......
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Health Buzzwords on Food Labels are Misleading

Health Buzzwords on Food Labels are Misleading
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Would you call Chocolate Cheerios healthy if it said "all natural" on the box? Well, a recent study found that participants rated everything from Chocolate Cheerios, to soda and chips as more healthy, when......
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Nibblers, Gorgers, and Weight Loss

Nibblers, Gorgers, and Weight Loss
Are you a "nibbler" or a "gorger"? Online reports are popping up, again, regarding a new study that challenges the notion that frequent, small meals is better than less, larger meals per day for weight loss.......
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Do We 'Burn' Calories?

Do We 'Burn' Calories?
We have an obsession with Calories. We fear them, yet crave them. We want to watch them, count them, track them, calculate them, avoid them, and believe we can somehow burn them!? What is a Calorie? Energy......
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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 theory, I did my own little experiment with one meal. Based......
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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 . . . saturated fat. Recent meta-analytic reviews have now suggested that......
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Do I Need to Eat Extra Protein?

clarifyThis 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 is "Is eating more protein in my diet going to h......
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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 with a big belly eating a banana, and made the connection?......
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