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!

22 05, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: Preparing Yourself For Success

By | 2014-05-22T14:14:26+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|12 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 5 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 [...]

8 04, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: Creating Your Calorie Goal and Being Honest About It

By | 2017-06-10T11:25:31+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|26 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 3 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 [...]

24 03, 2014

The Ancient Art of Snack-Fu

By | 2017-06-10T11:26:07+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, What Are You Eating?|24 Comments

Yes... because it has truly become an art form for me. Trying to diagnose when I'm hungry - truly hungry, and not just craving something because of a memory or a scent - then slowly determining just how hungry I am followed up with finding the proper item to feed my hunger? Yeah, that's an [...]

3 02, 2014

3 Food Myths That Make Me Wanna Scream

By | 2017-06-10T11:26:49+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101|16 Comments

"Tired of injustice, tired of the schemes, kind of disgusted, so what does this mean?...As jacked as it sounds, the whole system sucks....With such confusions, don't it make you wanna scream?"

23 01, 2014

No-Salt Salts, Sugar-Free Sweeteners, Fat-Free Fats, and the Trouble with Replacements

By | 2017-06-10T11:26:54+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, What Are You Eating?|2 Comments

No-salt salts are just as bad as no-fat fats and no-sugar sugars. Here's why.

23 12, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Payoff – Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

By | 2017-06-10T11:27:17+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 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 4 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 [...]

2 12, 2013

Can You Be Fit AND “Fat?”

By | 2017-06-10T11:28:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Health News, Latest News|36 Comments

From NBC Nightly News, I bring you this delicate little issue with the sensational little title. My thoughts were, of course you can be fit and "fat." And considering how "fat" in America is anything over a size 4 - depending upon who you talk to - MANY of us are "fat" in someone else's [...]

18 11, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: What is it? Calorie Counting Defined

By | 2017-06-10T11:28:16+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|10 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 2 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 [...]

31 10, 2013

Did I Just Plateau? Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

By | 2017-06-10T11:29:13+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Debunking The Myths, It's All Mental|19 Comments

It happens to the best of us. Out of nowhere, the downward spiral we all want comes to a halt. We start wondering what's going on, and become unhappy. It might also be those of us who are just starting out - sweating our hair out at the gym only to go a week and [...]

10 10, 2013

A Very Big Piece of My Weight Loss Story

By | 2017-06-10T11:29:40+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Inspiration, It's All Mental, My Journey, Running, Testimonials|128 Comments

The other night, on twitter, I was asked about different pieces of my story. I guess that means... more about my struggle? How I came to a point where I was comfortable with my efforts and my ability to continue on to where I want to be? Okay.. here goes. Once upon a time, I [...]

27 08, 2013

Identifying – And Eliminating – Excess Salt In Your Diet

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:24+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Conscious Consumerism, Cook It Yourself, Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating|12 Comments

Early Saturday morning, my teen aged sister and I sat down for a little morning chat. In the middle of talking, she jumped up to begin preparing breakfast. In the background behind her chatter, I could hear the toaster going, the microwave beeping, and eggs being beaten. Then, I hear the salt shaker. I kind [...]

26 08, 2013

Model Admits “My Healthy Diet Was a Total Lie”

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:24+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets|6 Comments

In what reads like a painful, cringe-inducing rant against an industry that makes most of us just feel plain sad, former fashion model Carré Otis admits to living and perpetuating the lie that is, "the glamorousness of the fashion industry." She does all this in Vogue Australia, no less. With this cover, no less: I'm going [...]

5 08, 2013

High Fructose Corn Syrup: What’s The Big Deal?

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:40+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|37 Comments

And now, a moment of tough love. I'm not gonna lie - this is more for me than it is for you, dear reader, because I have a bad habit of running back to foods that are laden with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and usually don't realize what I'm doing to myself until I'm [...]

29 07, 2013

Why I Lift Weights

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:41+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Tools For Weight Loss, Work It Out!|83 Comments

Me.. at the gym in a relatively silly mood, today. LOL I love having conversations about exercise with my friends.. only because once upon a time, these conversations were really uncomfortable for us. We didn't sit down and talk about lunges or squats, or how many miles we got in the other night. [...]

27 06, 2013

Exactly How Does Milk Do A Body Good?

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:59+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|26 Comments

I have a bit of a penchant for talking about food myths. Mainly because, well, a lot of what our families have learned over the years about our relationships with food has come from... well, commercials. And logically, what company is going to pay millions of dollars for a little ad that will turn people [...]

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