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

Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

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Ping Pong for Weight Loss?

Ping Pong for Weight Loss?
I went back and forth on whether or not to cover this one, but it kept bouncing back up.  In short, ping pong (or table tennis) is being promoted as a weight loss tactic. What ......
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Can Our Bones Be Fat?

Can Our Bones Be Fat?
Bone Fat? Spot losing fat has been busted, but recommendations still persist that we can beat everything from belly fat to back fat with exercise. Now, we can possibly beat bone fat with exercise? Wait, ......
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Vinegar for Weight Loss?

Vinegar for Weight Loss?
Vinegar has numerous health benefits.2,3 One claim is that it promotes weight loss through the effects of acetic acid. Studies have been done on rats and mice, and most show an effect on weight loss – al......
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Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?

Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?
At the request of Ms. Rachel Nanez, we are tackling this question. Here was her text to me: “Heard this on the radio this morning...'whole body vibrators, the new way to lose weight without exercising!’ Apparently the......
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Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?

Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?
As many of us struggle with the time change today - we can keep in mind that at least 13% of Americans report regularly having "excessive daytime sleepiness" (EDS), which has increased from 10% in 2002.2......
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Can We Have A Fat Tongue?

Can We Have A Fat Tongue?
 "Lose tongue fat with this one, weird old tip." "Burn tongue fat with this workout." "7 secrets to losing stubborn tongue fat." Unfortunately, I could see headlines such as these in the future, due to recent......
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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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Is Sex a Workout?

Is Sex a Workout?
A CNN blog recently revisited the tantalizing myth that sex is a workout. It must be circulating pretty well right now on social media, as I have been asked by several people if this is true......
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Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?

Drink More Water, Stay Slimmer?
A recent study finds that if you drink more water, you can lose more weight and stay slimmer. Wait, does it say that? Well, you would believe so, if you depended on these internet breaking n......
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Can You Be 'Big Boned'?

Can You Be 'Big Boned'?
“I’m not fat, I’m big boned.” “I am overweight, because of my large bones.” We might be quite familiar with such comments, but is there any truth to them? Skeleton Weight First, take a moment and answer th......
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Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?
The classic brain teaser asks, “What weighs more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?” Unfazed by this childish trickery, we would answer that they would weight the same – one ton. Using the sam......
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Pooping Your Way to Weight Loss?

Pooping Your Way to Weight Loss?
I came across the headline, 'Pooping your way to weight loss'. I could not resist, as I must investigate on any potential myth. It is my 'duty'. Weight Loss Through Pooping Low fecal weight (i.e. poop)......
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Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?

Can You Be 'Obese' and Healthy?
Body mass index (BMI) has been getting slammed in the media. For example, this recent article from the LA Times claims that "BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says." Or, as this......
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Cold Air for Weight Loss?

Cold Air for Weight Loss?
If its cold out, and you want to lose weight, don’t put on that jacket. Or, based on a current trend, you could pay money to stand or sit in cold air as a weight los......
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Does Dust Cause Obesity?

Does Dust Cause Obesity?
Some recent headlines: How could dust cause obesity? Could house dust be making children FAT? Dust at home could be the major cause of obesity. Can house dust make us fat? Before the idea of fats......
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A Pound of Fat Equals 3,500 Calories?

A Pound of Fat Equals 3,500 Calories?
The common idea that 1 pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories most likely comes from original research in the late 1950's on the effects of fasting in obese individuals. Well, it stuck, and is......
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Is Self-Weighing Good or Bad?

Is Self-Weighing Good or Bad?
A client of mine stepped on the scale after a 12-week weight loss program, to find she had lost 6 lbs. She was ecstatic at her positive results, sharing a smile that would warm any heart.......
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Massaging Fat Away?

Massaging Fat Away?
Vibration machines have been popular for a long time, and most of us probably have an image of the machines that use a belt to vigorously shake our fat away, or steamrollers to flatten fat to......
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Is Room Temperature Water Ruining Your Metabolism?

Is Room Temperature Water Ruining Your Metabolism?
You may have recently learned from several online sources that you have been ruining your metabolism and weight control efforts, simply because you have been drinking water that is room temperature. Their answer: Switch to cold......
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