Wednesday, May 23, 2018


MYTH 1:  More exercise yields more weight lost.
 Logging more hours at the gym actually yields diminishing returns.

** Shoot for daily half-hour sweat sessions at a high intensity.

MYTH 2: To successfully diet, it's all or nothing.
Forget those dramatic diet shake-ups.

** Make one small tweak a month.  And program a daily reminder into your phone.

MYTH 3:  Healthy snacks are a must.
Dieters who didn't snack between breakfast and lunch lost nearly 5 lbs. more weight 
over a year than morning snackers. 

**Skip the morning snack, unless you have to go more than four hours until lunch.  
Snack that's satisfying: one includes protein, fiber-rich carbs and a little fat, such as
an apple with peanut or almond butter or a corn tortilla with a slice of low-fat cheese.

MYTH 4:  Thin models are inspiring.
That skinny, bikini-clad celeb taped to your fridge is probably working against you.

**Use a picture of yourself when you were a healthy weight--or pick a realistic model
for inspiration.

Making small, consistent changes fits more easily into people's routines (than radically
altering your diet, says Dr. Brian Wansink, EatingWell advisor and professor of 
marketing at Cornell University.

Harriet Cole (