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7 Biggest Diet Myths (Slideshow)

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3. Physically Active People Need More Protein.

While it’s true that you need protein to build muscle, the Average western diet contains more than enough of the stuff. Consuming too much protein is, in fact, the bigger issue here.

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4. You Gain More Weight From Food Eaten After 8PM.

A calorie is a calorie, whether you consume it at 3PM or 3AM.  It may take a little longer for your body to burn off that late-night bowl of ice cream than it will your lunch, since you’re more active during the day, but timing isn’t the issue.

The problem here is that late-night snackers have a tendency to overeat because they haven’t eaten balanced, regular meals through out the day. Want to cut out that late-night snacking? Don’t skimp on breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:21PM PST on Feb 24, 2015

I gotta wonder who keeps changing the RULES!

9:42AM PDT on May 1, 2013


9:45AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Thank you, sharing.

5:19AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

thank you

1:16AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

So many myths, a minefield to wade through.

5:42PM PST on Jan 13, 2013


7:36PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Great advice!

6:36PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

awesome (y)

2:42PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

great info!

6:39AM PST on Jan 11, 2013


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