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May 18, 2012 7:00 AM
"the body has to burn what it has stored in carbs before it starts going after the fat" just now talking to my friend about my progress or lack there of
  19556861
May 18, 2012 7:13 AM
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I do enjoy all the stabs at the various diets out there...

So far I have seen trash talk albeit someone passive on

Raw diets
Paleo diets
Low Carb diets

Etc by indicating that the foundation of these diets is a myth...

Lol gotta love the passive aggressive community here!


I mentioned a comment made by a Paleo fanatic, and had you read that thread you would understand why I use the term "fanatic". But, I was not being passive agressive or questioning the "foundation" of the Paleo diet. Unless "legumes are poisonous" actually is it's foundation, which I don't believe.

Legumes are not poisonous.
May 18, 2012 7:27 AM
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'Red Bull gives you wings'

so disappointed when I found out this was a myth.


Yes, this is a disappointment, if only my brother had figured that out sooner. RIP my little brother.



my very healthy 19 year old cousin drank lots of energy drinks and needed up having signs of a heart attack.. went to the hospital his heart was swollen and having an arrhythmia energy drinks BAD
I really hope you're joking. This totally made me laugh, which is grossly inappropriate if you're serious.
  19556861
May 18, 2012 7:32 AM
clear liquor has no calories
May 18, 2012 8:20 AM
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clear liquor has no calories


*sigh* wouldn't that be lovely?
  4784575
May 18, 2012 8:57 AM
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clear liquor has no calories


*sigh* wouldn't that be lovely?


Interesting article lol:

http://www.leangains.com/2010/07/truth-about-alcohol-fat-loss-and-muscle.html
  7434194
May 18, 2012 9:07 AM
"You won't lose any weight eating bananas".

^ Yes loser I've lost 65lb and have had a banana basically every day since I started.

I also have a friend who refuses to eat more than 5g per fat a day because she believes that is key to losing weight.
May 18, 2012 9:19 AM
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I swear, everytime I pull a banana out my purse (yes, I keep fruit in my purse...ya know, for fruit emergencies), atleast one person I'm with will say "Aren't you dieting? Bananas make you fat." or something along those lines *eye roll*


My mind went somewhere else entirely... Lol
May 18, 2012 9:20 AM
So I love fruit & don't consider it unhealthy...but it actually does have a lot of natural sugars and depending on the type, can be high glycemic. If your family is predisposed to diabetes, this can be a concern as the sugars affect your blood sugar. I make a point of not eating TOO much fruit, and balancing it with some protein/fat. I think understanding portion sizes on fruit is also very helpful. Anyway, I think that myth was just a distortion of the truth...

I agree with margarine is healthier than butter - yuck!
Edited by donniesgirrl On May 18, 2012 9:21 AM
May 18, 2012 9:31 AM
The most recent one I've heard...is that margarine is healthier than real butter.

I mean, seriously!?
  7434194
May 18, 2012 9:34 AM
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I'm amazed at all the bread crust myths! I was always told to eat all my crusts, because that is there all the nutrients are! The rest of the bread is just "fluff".


^^^ this!
May 18, 2012 9:44 AM
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that dietary fat will make you fat... i think its the worst one all time.


agreed, such a stupid thought.

carbs are "fattening"

too much protein will hurt your kidneys.

eating before bed will make you fat.

Starvation mode sets in within hours.

food combining/separating because the body can't break down fat/carbs at the same time for example
May 18, 2012 9:54 AM
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I'm amazed at all the bread crust myths! I was always told to eat all my crusts, because that is there all the nutrients are! The rest of the bread is just "fluff".


I'm so glad you posted that. I honestly had no idea what people were talking about when they said "crusts". I kept thinking pie crust. (doh!)
May 18, 2012 9:54 AM
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"there are starving children in ___________________________so eat your food.".......... WHAT THE HELL DOES ME CLEANING MY PLATE HAVE TO DO WITH THE STARVING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD nothing... they are still hungery and now I'm struggling to lose all those years of "clean your plate".... I actually told my mom once " well then pack up what I don't want and send it to them"


Then my daddy slapped the **** outta me.
May 18, 2012 9:55 AM
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"there are starving children in ___________________________so eat your food.".......... WHAT THE HELL DOES ME CLEANING MY PLATE HAVE TO DO WITH THE STARVING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD nothing... they are still hungery and now I'm struggling to lose all those years of "clean your plate".... I actually told my mom once " well then pack up what I don't want and send it to them"


Then my daddy slapped the **** outta me.


Haha! Mine too!
  7434194
May 18, 2012 10:22 AM
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if you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?


HAHAH nice one man :)
  5409362
May 18, 2012 10:31 AM
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Hmm...This isn't a "diet" myth necessarily, but my aunt believes that the only healthy people in the world (aside from her, and she is quite overweight for her size) are skinny people....oh, and i hate when people hate on carbs/sugar/salt....and when my brother says things like "you should start eating paleo, I lost 8 pounds in a month eating a pound of bacon every day"--I think my arteries clog just from hearing him speak....


I have a cousin who insists paleo is the only way she lost any weight. She works out like a maniac... I think that might have something to do with it.. :)
  14514292
May 18, 2012 11:19 AM
Nothing to add.
Edited by ATT949 On May 18, 2012 11:22 AM
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May 18, 2012 6:29 PM
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Vegan eating is healthy.


oreos are vegan.
just sayin'wink ANY vegan/vegetarian/omnivore/whatever lifestyle can be healthy OR NOT healthy depending on what that person eats...I agree with you that blanket statements like "vegan is healthy" are a pile of crap

All my favorites have already been said...

Oh, I can add "anything Dr. Oz EVER said."


Oreos aren't vegan.
May 18, 2012 6:40 PM
spinach grows hair on your chest
May 18, 2012 10:20 PM
bacon pringles are actually vegetarian. says so on the package :P
  14421805
May 18, 2012 10:22 PM
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Eating late at night takes the absorbed food and turns it directly into fat which is why you shouldn't eat after 7pm.

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So thats not true? haha
  21645564
May 18, 2012 10:36 PM
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Being told growing up that I needed to sit up straight and use my knife and fork properly so when the queen cam to dinner, I wouldn't embarrass the family... b!tch never came sad


did you tell her she could have the pudding with out eating her steak?
  20937813
May 18, 2012 10:39 PM
This girl tried to tell me that white rice was better than brown rice because brown rice causes cancer. I laughed in her face.
May 18, 2012 10:44 PM
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Vegan eating is healthy.


oreos are vegan.
just sayin'wink ANY vegan/vegetarian/omnivore/whatever lifestyle can be healthy OR NOT healthy depending on what that person eats...I agree with you that blanket statements like "vegan is healthy" are a pile of crap

All my favorites have already been said...

Oh, I can add "anything Dr. Oz EVER said."


Oreos aren't vegan.


Which of the following ingredients makes it not vegetarian?

SUGAR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE {VITAMIN B1}, RIBOFLAVIN {VITAMIN B2}, FOLIC ACID), HIGH OLEIC CANOLA OIL AND/OR PALM OIL AND/OR CANOLA OIL, AND/OR SOYBEAN OIL, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORNSTARCH, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA AND/OR CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER), VANILLIN - AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CHOCOLATE. CONTAINS: WHEAT, SOY.
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