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Diet Myths: True or False

Nutritionist Joy Bauer is on a one woman mission to dispel many diet myths.

Answer the following statements as true or false.

Diet Myths: True or False

By following a proper diet and exercise program, you can turn body fat into muscle.

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I always heard that eating six little meals was better because it speeds up your metabolism.
I bombed this... no wonder I am having problems losing =o[
ailene ailene 10 years
Yeah, it does... but I guess the quiz was right that eating 3 meals OR 6 meals is healthy... and it's not necessarily better to eat 6 meals. If you're really skinny and you're trying to put on some pounds (or just maintain your weight) than 3 meals would be a better option than 6 meals.
maryjosie maryjosie 10 years
That's what I've heard, Ailene. I heard that eating smaller meals will speed up your metabolism.
fLIpiTup fLIpiTup 10 years
yaaaay i am breelliant!! haha
lizzy162 lizzy162 10 years
i did really bad!!! i hate trick questions!!!! :)
ailene ailene 10 years
I once heard of a rat study done on the six meals a day thing... The study had six groups of rats. Each group of rats was given the same amount of food everyday. The first group of rats had their daily rations in one portion per day. The second group of rats had their daily rations in two portions per day. etc... The sixth group of rats had their daily rations in six portions per day. So... all the rats were eating the same amount of food per day. The difference was if and how they divided the food among their day. This is what happened over time... The first group of rats gained the most weight (one meal a day). The third group of rats maintained their weight (three meals a day). The sixth group of rats lost the most weight (six meals a day). Yet... the first group of rats weren't eating more food than the sixth group of rats...
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
the key point in that statement is "....and there's nothing you can do". Theres plenty you can do, and truly from a physiological standpoint, your metabolism really does not slow down on average until one's mid 30's. This is why it is so important to start an fitness regime in your 20's, and keep it up, especially in terms of building muscle mass since that is one of the primary things to decrease as you age (30's and 40's).
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I have a bone to pick with number two - it's wrong. there are things that you can do to increase your metabolism.... but l;ike ti or not when you get older it slows down - BOTTOM LINE... so you may increase it by building muscle and eating right but that doens't meant hat your age does effect it.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
hmm I didn't know you could do something about your metabolism!
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