Myth: Carbohydrates make you fat!
Fact: Too many calories from any food contribute to weight gain.
Myth: Eating right before bed makes you pack on more pounds.
Fact: The total number of calories you eat in a day is what counts, not what time of the day you eat them.
Myth: Desserts are bad for you and will ruin your diet.
Fact: There are no “bad foods” that can make or break a healthful diet, and therefore all foods and food groups can be eaten as part of a healthful eating plan. It is the amount of a particular food that is important. For example, it is beneficial to your health to eat 5 or more cups of fruits and vegetables a day, but it would not be beneficial to eat 5 desserts a day. One or two moderately sized desserts would be a better choice.
Myth: A fad diet is a safe and effective way to lose weight.
Fact: Fad diets work for very few people. Most people who lose weight on a fad diet, eventually gain the weight back and then some.