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So. What's the worst weight loss myth?

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  • Sabine_StroehmSabine_Stroehm Member Posts: 19,332 Member Member Posts: 19,332 Member
    New one for me, but aspartame is made of weed killer.

    Is that because of the Monsanto connection?
  • singingfluteladysingingflutelady Member Posts: 8,740 Member Member Posts: 8,740 Member
    New one for me, but aspartame is made of weed killer.

    Is that because of the Monsanto connection?

    She brought that up. Every one of her posts are full of extreme exaggeration so I can see how she made that connection.
  • moe0303moe0303 Member Posts: 934 Member Member Posts: 934 Member
    The idea that certain techniques do not work...while they are clearly working for some. Also, the idea that because a certain technique works for some it will work for all.

    Another issue which is not necessarily a myth is that while the science of a certain technique may be sound, the application of that technique may not practical for some.
  • chocolate_owlchocolate_owl Member Posts: 1,695 Member Member Posts: 1,695 Member
    New one for me, but aspartame is made of weed killer.

    My head hit my desk when I read that one. I just can't even with that whole thread today.
  • nightengale7nightengale7 Member Posts: 562 Member Member Posts: 562 Member
    The Master Cleanse, where apparently all you drink for 10+ days is acetic acid, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, then take a laxative to blow it all out your kitten. I've heard a lot of stupid ideas, but this takes the cake for pure, sheer idiocy. I have to admit to a certain amount of schadenfreude over the sufferings of certain Master Cleansers as they scour their bowels. Does that make me a bad person?

    I literally just spit tea out of my mouth when I read that! You should have put a disclaimer first, "Do not read while eating/drinking." :p
  • missomgitsicamissomgitsica Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    Any of the fads/trends that are along the lines of do this one thing and you'll magically lose weight (IE sprinkle this stuff on your food, take this pill before you eat, drink this shake for breakfast, etc.). The myth that anything but actual hard work and effort will make you lose weight is just the worst.
  • californiagirl2012californiagirl2012 Member Posts: 2,626 Member Member Posts: 2,626 Member
    Starvation mode and meal timing! But actually starvation mode really does happen for those under 12% body fat as proved by the Army Doctors in a study that only the military can do because they literally own your butt. haha.
  • TR0bertsTR0berts Member Posts: 7,785 Member Member Posts: 7,785 Member
    Oh, and I'll throw my vote to: "carbs get stored directly as fat."

    With a dishonorable mention to the general "junk food makes your body work less efficiently, so you store more fat" and its conjugate "eat clean to make your metabolism more efficient, so you lose more fat." Backwards, Francis: more efficient = less energy used. Less energy used = more energy stored as fat.
  • TacklewasherTacklewasher Member Posts: 7,131 Member Member Posts: 7,131 Member
    New one for me, but aspartame is made of weed killer.

    My head hit my desk when I read that one. I just can't even with that whole thread today.

    As soon as I read it, I knew I had to add it here.
  • missteena88missteena88 Member Posts: 153 Member Member Posts: 153 Member
    All of them
  • jagodfrey08jagodfrey08 Member Posts: 425 Member Member Posts: 425 Member
    Carbs are evil. Lifting is going to make you manly if you're a woman. If the scale isn't budging, you're not losing. Cardio is the only way to really burn fat.
  • chocolate_owlchocolate_owl Member Posts: 1,695 Member Member Posts: 1,695 Member
    Lots of great contestants thrown into the ring... Are we going to debate which one is truly the worst? >:)
  • kami3006kami3006 Member, Greeter Posts: 4,976 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 4,976 Member
    Lots of great contestants thrown into the ring... Are we going to debate which one is truly the worst? >:)

    I think the whole carbs/added sugar being evil is by far the most pervasive and inane. There are some close seconds though.
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