26 Weight-Loss Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Get the scoop on the diet strategies that really work and keep the pounds off for good.
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The truth about getting slim

by Lauren Oster

When it comes to losing weight, there are a lot of misconceptions and just plain half-baked advice out there. Not only can believing them derail your diet efforts, it can also mess with your health. We consulted with experts to pinpoint the most notorious (and plan-sabotaging) weight-loss myths, and get the truth about how you can shed pounds safely and smartly. Oh, and if someone tries to offer you any of these "tips"? Just cue up your favorite workout mix, put your earbuds in, and tune them out.

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