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

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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'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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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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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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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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Fiber and Weight Loss

Fiber and Weight Loss
Claiming a scientific formulation, fiber supplements, such as Skinny Fiber, have been promoted alongside other fad supplements to promote weight loss in those who take it. Some resellers are even using common exaggerated wording to claim that the......
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