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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Jan 16, 2019. 21 comments

Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Miracle Weight Loss Tool

Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Miracle Weight Loss Tool

Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight?

The short answer is yes, not eating will make you lose weight—for a while. Intermittent fasting...

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Stephanie Lee Stephanie Lee Aug 21, 2017. 12 comments

Why Fad Diets Don't Work, and How to Spot Them

Why Fad Diets Don't Work, and How to Spot Them

Fad diets come in many different forms. Some are straight up weird, and some are less crazy than others, but pretty much all of them share a few key characteristics. This video shows you how to spot health industry snake oil from a mile away.

We’ve been fed appetizing solutions to quick and easy weight loss for centuries, with diets like the vinegar diet and history’s first recorded...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Aug 18, 2017. 22 comments

The Good and Bad of the Whole30 Diet

The Good and Bad of the Whole30 Diet

The Whole30 diet declares swaths of food off-limits, and sets up ironclad rules about the little that’s left. That means it checks a lot of boxes for a fad diet or one that’s too draconian to be effective . But there’s good here too, enough that it might help if you know what you’re in for.

The main tenets of the Whole30 diet are cutting out dairy, grains, sugar, alcohol, and legumes...

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