Losing weight is hard enough in itself, but then you have to navigate all the info out there. Whether it's a tip from a friend or a news about the latest diet, there are lots of things to believe, and it can be easy to become confused. We've gathered up five common beliefs about weight loss and separated fact from fiction. Read on to see what they are!
When something is classified as a superfood, that doesn't mean it's invincible. Açaí is healthy because it's an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, and heart-healthy fatty acids that aid in digestion. All of those qualities have led experts to call the berry a superfood, but its popularity was turned into something of a scheme when it began to be marketed as a weight-loss aid.
Sales of açaí products multiplied over the last year as more consumers discovered the benefits of the nutritious fruit and some companies learned how to take advantage of the growing hype by including the berry in weight-loss products. An ABC reporter and her husband put one of these products to the test and concluded, "All we were was constipated. And still fat. And feeling ripped off."
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Test your knowledge with these common weight loss ideas.
- True or False: Extreme weight loss is safe.
- True or False: A healthy way to lose weight is with regular exercise and a smart diet.
- True or False: Skipping meals is a great way to cut calories.
- True or False: Certain foods burn fat and make you lose weight.
- True or False: If I want to lose weight, weight training is a good way to help accomplish that.
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