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7 Biggest Diet Myths (Slideshow)


5. Dieters Should Always Avoid Fruit Juice.

Fruit juice in general is not the enemy: all of those fruit “drinks” and “cocktails”—and anything that’s anything less than 100% juice—are. That stuff is chock full of added sugars and high-fructose syrup, which should be avoided by dieters. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that whole fruit is better for you than even 100% juice, since it contains the natural fibers that are left behind in the juicing process.

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6. Brown Grains are Always Whole Grains.

Just because your loaf of bread is brown doesn’t mean it’s actually whole grain — there are plenty of products that achieve a rich brown color through food coloring alone. Make sure to read the nutrition label before purchasing.

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7. Drinking Lots of Water is the Key to Weight Loss.

Water is great, water is important, but it doesn’t help you burn calories, it doesn’t boost your metabolism, and it won’t make your fat magically disappear. Instead, try replacing some of your calorie-filled beverages with plain ol’ H20; upping your water intake alone won’t help you shed the pounds.


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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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