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

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....
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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...
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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...
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Does Interval Training (HIIT) 'Beat' Belly Fat?

Does Interval Training (HIIT) 'Beat' Belly Fat?
This is how I got here. I first saw a post on Yahoo! News, "Beat Belly Fat With This 45-minute Running Workout," which brought me...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics

'Obesity Paradox': Weight Boosts Survival for Diabetics
I have personally come across a proposed fallacy that being obese actually has a puzzling protective effect in diabetics, call the "obesity paradox". I am...
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Does Muscle Turn to Fat?

Does Muscle Turn to Fat?
There is thought that if we stop exercising, our muscle will turn to fat. Or if we start exercising again, our fat will turn back...
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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...
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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...
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What is Cellulite?

What is Cellulite?
As normal, I was handling the boredom of the grocery store line by catching up on my celebrity news and gossip from the tactful magazine...
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Spot Losing Fat

Spot Losing Fat
If I had to rank the most common fallacies in the health and fitness industry, "spot losing fat" would be at the top. Also, millions...
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Body Wraps and Fat Loss

Body Wraps and Fat Loss
What goes around, comes around…body wraps are now popular again!  Body wraps have been common in spas or salons for years, utilizing linen sheets, blankets,...
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