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Want to Lose Weight? Know the Facts?

If 2009 is your year to lose weight, then you need to know a few facts in order to make that happen. Earlier this month we reviewed weight loss facts, but there are a few more things I want to make sure we all understand about dieting. Take this quiz to see if you know your weight loss facts.


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Want to Lose Weight? Know the Facts?

If you're trying to lose weight, it's most important to watch your . . .

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almostloli almostloli 8 years
6/6 yay!
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
6/6 baby. dietetic/nutrition major right here!
hope2be hope2be 8 years
6/6
resolution09 resolution09 8 years
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stylistashley stylistashley 8 years
6/6, I've got to agree with legalbeagle, it's the practical application that I can't quite master!
DickKarpinski DickKarpinski 8 years
Please read the most serious book ever written on the subject. "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes reviews the science on the topic from the last hundred years. He shows how everyone including you have been misled. The "fat mobilizing hormone" that Atkins thought was needed is low insulin brought about by a low carb diet. Yo-yo dieting is largely due to the hard to resist stomach generated ghrelin which is generated when you restrict calorie intake. Only one in TWENTY of us can keep significant weight off by starving ourselves, but avoiding highly processed and easily digested high glycemic index foods makes weight loss easy. Of course reverting to bread and donuts and ice cream and candy will put the weight back on pretty quickly. PLEASE read the book BEFORE you mislead more innocents. If you aren't part of the solution, then you become part of the problem. The enormous rise in obesity and diabetes are caused by this nearly universal misunderstanding about what regulates body fat gains and losses. Understand the science. It's not that hard. To get the information for free, just google for Gary Taubes and talk or video or interview and open your mind.
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 8 years
These questions are faulty. Like question #5 - while interval training is the most effective type of cardio, strength training is actually more effective for fat loss. Not only does buidling muscle raise one's BMR, but your metabolism stays elevated for up to 72 hours (which it does not with HIIT).
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I missed some. Oh well.
1cigarrette 1cigarrette 8 years
5/6, I guess my math is napping as I so thought it made sense just to cut 100 calories per day... hahah.. oh well... wishful thinking?
AMP AMP 8 years
6/6. So I know enough, now I just have to put it all into practice! All easier said than done, right?
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
6/6 ditto spiderlove.
angelina8023 angelina8023 8 years
5/6..LOL Spiderlove! I'm right there with ya!
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 8 years
6/6 easy peasy - ironic that I'm overweight yet know so much about weight loss
kia kia 8 years
5/6... the how many calories to cut question got me. I overthought it... it depends on what your calorie baseline is in my mind.
1apple 1apple 8 years
6/6! That one wasn't too hard.
TADOW TADOW 8 years
4/6 --- Sad I didn't do better, but good to know
legalbeagle legalbeagle 8 years
6/6! Its the practical application of this knowledge that gets tricky haha
Mila_83 Mila_83 8 years
6/6...easy:)
hottpink hottpink 8 years
6/6! Yay!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
4/6
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
4/6
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Yay.. 100%
Graze-With-Me Graze-With-Me 8 years
6/6 as well, Spiderlove I completely agree.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
6/6... so why can't I lose 5lbs? lol
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
6/6 :) But with my avid reading of this blog and my kinesiology classes, I should expect nothing less.
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