Dieting Myths to Avoid

Many people want to lead a healthier life, which is why it’s easy to understand the lure of easy fixes for weight, eating, and other issues. And every year, it seems, people buy into myths—some of them old, some of them new—about health.

Take calories, for example: Many people assume by drastically restricting them, a drastic weight loss will ensue. But when you do an about-face on calories, your body switches into starvation mode, which in turn inhibits your muscle’s ability to efficiently use calories. The result? An even lower metabolic level.

What other myths should patients steer clear of? This graphic can help.

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