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6 Weight Loss Myths, Busted—What To Do Instead

If you want to lose weight, don’t sabotage your diet with these six common myths

Myth Busters

6 Weight Loss Myths, Busted—What To Do Instead //  © Joyce Lee

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After weeks of holiday indulgences, many people are ready to start the New Year on a healthier foot, and often that means shedding pounds. But even the most health-savvy can get caught up in diet myths that sabotage their goals. (Track your progress with this free tool) “Weight loss is so complex and confusing because there is so much conflicting information out there,” says Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. With our experts’ help and the latest research, we’ve dispelled five myths so you can start slimming down for good. (Video: Get better running form and improve your technique with these tips.)

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