Are you just positive that eating breakfast keeps you fit? Or that not watching TV will keep a kid skinny into adulthood? Better take our Weight Loss Myths quiz to keep your facts (and calories) in check.
Let's jump right in: What's a nutritionally healthy way to lose weight?
eating only protein
adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to your morning coffee
eating a diverse array of produce, carbs and protein while maintaining a caloric burn
What's the best way to lose weight if you're obese?
neither one is ideal
Skipping breakfast is associated with:
a lower BMI
feelings of despondency
When is the worst time to eat a lot of calories?
There's no clear answer to whether weight gain is tied to time of caloric intake.
The Body Mass Index is:
accurate for a vast majority
only accurate for tall people
If you really want to lose weight, do this:
exercise way more
exercise a little more
eat fewer calories
If you're obese, setting a realistic weight loss goal is going to contribute to more weight loss.
It depends on if you're eating gluten or not.
What is exercise good for, if not always weight loss?
maintaining weight loss
building thigh muscles
burning tummy fat fast
What foods speed up your metabolism?
How can you help protect against lifelong obesity, according to one weight loss myth?
start an exercise program by age 6
avoid processed sugar for any child under the age of 15
breastfeed your infant
How do genes play a role in the rise of obesity?
They don't; it's societal.
People predisposed to higher BMIs might be choosing partners that have the same predisposition.
The gene that causes obesity is contagious.
You'll lose more weight if you don't weigh yourself daily.
Absolutely; you'll obsess less.
Perhaps, if you make sure to weigh yourself weekly.
Several studies show that daily self-weighing helps people lose weight and maintain weight loss.
The weight loss plateau is a result of:
a slow creep of eating more calories than you realize
your metabolism slowing
your body getting used to fewer calories
An important factor in weight loss is if you're ready and committed to change.
Um, how do you measure commitment to change again?
Drinking water helps you lose weight by:
You might confuse thirst for hunger, so drinking could help you avoid eating when you're not hungry.
keeping your metabolism high
it won't at all
The Freshman Fifteen is:
a real phenomenon particular to college students
true for young adults in general, including those who don't attend college
You can obese and still be healthy.
Sure, depending on how your fat is distributed.
No, too much fat is too much fat.
Yes, if you're exercising and eating right.
One way to reduce the BMI of the nation's children is to:
promote more physical education classes
serve less carbs at lunch
What is one way television has been shown to increase food consumption?
Lack of physical activity leads to more snacking.
Food advertisements lead to eating more.
Having more parks and sidewalks leads to less obesity.
Of course! More people walk and get exercise.
Maybe? More exercise doesn't necessarily mean weight loss.
Nope. Doesn’t matter at all.
What is one food group that should be avoided when it comes to weight loss?
One way to fight childhood obesity is to limit food deserts.
No; there's no evidence that food deserts actually cause obesity in adolescence.
Yes; food deserts limit children's food choices and lead to obesity.
Yes; food deserts lead to obesity because there is only fast food and no supermarkets.
What does the Alkaline Diet promise?
that more milk will make you healthier
that more fruits and vegetables will make you feel better
less acidic foods cause less disease
Snacking leads to:
What's a reason that cleanses are discouraged from a weight loss perspective?
They don't taste good enough to sustain.
The lack of caloric energy can backfire, causing you to gain weight when you eat like a normal human again.
They don't have enough fiber.
What's a good way to use fruits and vegetables to lose weight?
substitute them for other foods
eat more of them
Nothing about eating fruits and vegetables makes you lose weight.
Which hormone comes up every once in a while as a great weight loss supplement?
hCG, found in pregnant women
What is the risk of yo-yo dieting?
not losing weight
How do you avoid gaining weight in the long run?
eating well and exercising consistently
upping your exercise or reducing calories as you age
cutting out sugar
What early 20th century diet myth did folks subscribe to?