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!

15 05, 2015

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

By | May 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101|7 Comments

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

16 04, 2015

Decoded: “Oh, I Eat Whatever I Want”

By | April 16th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|2 Comments

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?

9 04, 2015

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

By | April 9th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|1 Comment

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

26 02, 2015

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

By | February 26th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|23 Comments

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

17 02, 2015

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By | February 17th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|32 Comments

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. [...]

6 02, 2015

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|21 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

20 01, 2015

The Dukan Diet: A French Version of Atkins Debunked

By | January 20th, 2015|Debunking The Myths|21 Comments

A brief look at The Dukan Diet... and again, why dieting is so stupid.

20 01, 2015

KFC’s Double Down Reminds Us: All Calories Are Not Created Equal

By | January 20th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|29 Comments

Y'know, I wrote about KFC's Double Down monstrosity almost 10 months ago, when it was being tested somewhere out in the northwest. I was outraged then, but I figured it simply wouldn't sell. Boy, was I wrong. People are lovin' this thing! I mean, OD'ing on it! Seems like the only ones up in arms [...]

18 12, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By | December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|8 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best of my ability. :) A reader hit me up with a question about calorie counting. Basically, sharing with me that [...]

18 12, 2014

Are Brown Eggs Really Better Than White?

By | December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, What Are You Eating?|18 Comments

Are brown eggs better than white? What's the difference?

26 11, 2014

The Anatomy of A Diet: Why They Work, and Why The Success Never Lasts

By | November 26th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Fad Diets, Food 101|21 Comments

Why you think diets work, and why they really don't.

26 11, 2014

“Black Women Are Too Fat To Have Eating Disorders!”

By | November 26th, 2014|Body Image, Debunking The Myths|40 Comments

My thoughts on "Blacks With Bulimia: Hiding In Plain Sight" from The Root.

14 11, 2014

Why “95% Of Dieters Fail”

By | November 14th, 2014|Debunking The Myths|5 Comments

Where the "95% of dieters fail" line comes from, and what I think about the number.

3 10, 2014

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|24 Comments

Today... is Earth Day. A day where we all try to do a little something to help preserve the planet where we live. It's an opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that we give to the Earth as well as take from it... so put forth an effort to give as harmlessly as possible [...]

3 10, 2014

A Black Girl’s Guide to Loose Skin During and After Weight Loss

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101, The "Study" Guide, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|48 Comments

What causes loose skin, what makes it worse, and what makes it better, from a woman whose lost 170lbs.

25 09, 2014

5 Things That Happen To Your Body After You Give Up Refined Sugar

By | September 25th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|16 Comments

While you're cutting added sugars, you might experience a few added benefits along the way that you weren't expecting. And what would those be, Erika?

4 08, 2014

What Do Marshmallows Have To Do With Your Will Power?

By | August 4th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, It's All Mental, Running|17 Comments

This proves what I believed a long time ago: self-control, the ability to overlook instant gratification and complete the task at hand… these things are not innate…

23 07, 2014

Identifying A Scam: Religion-Based Weight Loss Scams

By | July 23rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths|30 Comments

..It is absolutely about control... and swindling people out of their money.

1 07, 2014

The Will Power Series: Why Is It So Hard To Develop Self-Control?

By | July 1st, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 Comments

There's a legitimate scientific reason why you just can't put those cookies down. Read on to learn about the system that keeps you from developing self-control.

24 06, 2014

Dr. Oz Called to Congress to Explain “Magical” Weight Loss Pills

By | June 24th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|9 Comments

Dr. Oz made an appearance on Capitol Hill, debating the validity of the pills and extracts he promotes on his show.