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

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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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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Waist Training: Squeezing Out the Truth

Waist Training: Squeezing Out the Truth
Waist training is the process of wearing a modern take on a Victorian era corset in order to (1) provide an instant slimming, hourglass figure effect, (2) motivate one to improve posture and eat healthier, and......
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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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Mistletoe and Fat Loss?

Mistletoe and Fat Loss?
In the giving Christmas spirit, I wish to protect some of you from a post-holiday purchase of mistletoe extract for your new year's weight loss goals. Articles like this one can catch on like wildfire, sending......
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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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Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight

Walking is a Great Way to Lose Weight
A recent video and article by Yahoo! with a "fitness expert" complied the 5 biggest workout myths. Myth #1 – Walking is a great way to lose weight. In other words, this fitness expert, based on h......
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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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Fat Burners: Fact or Quack (Green Tea Extract)

Fat Burners: Fact or Quack (Green Tea Extract)
Fat is a wonderful thing. It aids in nutrient absorption, hormone regulation, thermic insulation, cognitive/mental functioning, and much more. However, too much of a wonderful thing, can begin to harm us. When stored in large q......
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Shape-Up Shoes

Shape-Up Shoes
In response to allegations that they deceptively advertised the effects of their "toning" shoes to customers, Skechers reportedly agreed to pay $50 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, alongside 44 states and the District......
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