Debunking The Myths

All of the lies and misleading information out there about health, wellness and weight loss? Here, we talk about why they’re lies, and how we can flesh out the truth!

Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need to Know About Repairing Your Post-Baby Tummy

By | June 3rd, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

Everything you need to know about abdominal separation and getting rid of that post-partum belly pooch.

Decoded: What Does ‘Eat Less, Move More’ Really Mean?

By | June 2nd, 2016|Debunking The Myths|

Quite frankly, all 3 phrases—“eat less, move more;” “calories in, calories out;” and “everything in moderation”—are all crocks of sh—you know. Here's why.

Why BGG2WL is an Anti-Fat-Shaming Space

By | May 9th, 2016|Debunking The Myths|

A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss stands staunchly against fat-shaming of any kind, and advocates for support and encouragement of all people to make their own choices for their lives sans pressure.

Waist Trainers, Skinny Teas, and Supplements: Deconstructing Instagram’s Worst Fitness Scams

By | April 19th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets|

Instagram is rife with fitness scams and fraud aimed at women. But why? How does it work? Let's talk about it.

Baby Powder Causes Cancer? Here’s What You Need to Know

By | April 11th, 2016|Body Image, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

Does baby powder cause cancer? Sort of. A few weeks ago, The Today Show aired a segment about Jacqueline Fox, the woman who was awarded $72 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson—her lawyers originally asked for $12 million, but the jury effectively decided to award her an additional million for every year she was alive—in [...]

What a Healthy Diet Can and Cannot Do to Your Menstrual Cycle

By | March 10th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

A man claims that your menstrual cycle exists because you eat the standard American diet, and if you eat vegan and starch-free, your cycle goes away. WTF?

Who’s Tanking the Cereal Industry? Not Millennials

By | February 25th, 2016|Debunking The Myths|

Millennials aren't the ones tanking Big Cereal, and here's why.

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | November 9th, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Standards of Black Beauty|

Your waist trainer causes UTIs, incontinence, temporary heart failure, indigestion, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and more. Read how inside.

Everything You Need to Know About Bacon, Red Meat, and Cancer

By | November 5th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

A thorough discussion about processed meats, and the World Health Organization's study that determined both them and beef to be cancer-causing substances.

How To #surviveon35, In Whole Foods, Buying Organic, And Keeping Your Wallet Intact

By | September 30th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Food 101|

My wrap-up of how I #surviveon35, and tips on how you can, too!

True or False: Fizzy Waters are Bad for You

By | September 28th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

The claim: Carbonated drinks leach calcium from bones, causing lowered bone density; contributing to higher acidity in the body and tooth decay. The truth?

The Mathematical Myths of Weight Loss

By | July 31st, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

Debunking the idea that weight loss is merely calories in vs calories out. Again. Another day ending in 'Y.'

The Case Against Working Out in Waist Trainers — Or Wearing Them At All

By | July 14th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Stop Doing This at the Gym, Strength Training|

The wearing of a garment that presses directly on your nerves in the midst of strenuous activity leads to not only nerve damage, but muscle damage...

Detoxification 101: What Is It, Why It’s Useless, and How to Do It Effectively

By | June 30th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

A pleasant primer about what detoxification is, what it does, why it's unnecessary, and what you need to know about your body to demystify detoxification.

True or False: Spot Reduction is Real

By | June 8th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Running|

Someone claims their magic elixir can "spot reduce" body fat, and I explain the realities of 'spot reduction' and how you can shape + sculpt the smart way.

True or False: There’s No Difference Between a Waist Trainer and Pregnancy

By | May 15th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101|

'There's actually validity to the claim that pregnancy is comparable to waist training.' True or False?

Decoded: “Oh, I Eat Whatever I Want”

By | April 16th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

I thought me eating whatever I wanted was why I gained so much weight in the first place. What the hell do you meeeeeean, you eat whatever you want?

True or False: Dry Brushing Works for Getting Rid of Cellulite

By | April 9th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

True or false: It removes cellulite by evening out the fat deposit distribution more evenly and softening the hard fat deposits

On The French Paradox: “Stop Lying About How The French Live!”

By | February 26th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|

"most of what is described as the French way of life (or former way of life, it seems) is outward lies..."

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By | February 17th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]