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6 06, 2017

The Quick Fix is Never Quick, and it Rarely ‘Fixes’ Anything

By | 2017-07-25T00:49:37+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Fad Diets|1 Comment

Photo credit: Flickr /  DenizenFamily First, there was the drink that promised to help you melt fat away. "Just drink one of these for breakfast, have a salad for lunch, and a sensible dinner....and boom! Fat be gone!" Then, there were the pills that promised to help you blast body fat. Just take two three [...]

6 09, 2016

Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers

By | 2017-09-11T10:01:59+00:00 September 6th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Celeb Watch, Fad Diets|1 Comment

The lawsuit alleged the company lied about its products' ability to burn fat. The company settled the $5 million class action lawsuit out of court.

6 07, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do You Think About Intermittent Fasting?

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:14+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Ebony asked me about my thoughts on intermittent fasting, and I was actually surprised that I'd never written about it before. Basically, it works, but I still wouldn't do it. Here's why.

19 04, 2016

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:20+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets|4 Comments

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

9 11, 2015

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:34+00:00 November 9th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

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

28 11, 2014

My Thoughts On Dr. Oz’s 6 Meal Plan

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:03+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Fad Diets|22 Comments

When it comes to philosophies on food, there's no shortage of people out there ready to share their thoughts on what you should be eating and when. I'm always a little careful with who's philosophy I follow because you never know why they're pushing what they're pushing.. and the more popular they are, the more [...]

3 10, 2014

Skipping Breakfast: A Surefire Way To Gain Weight

By | 2014-10-03T13:25:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Fad Diets, Healthy Eating|13 Comments

We all do it: We wake up in the morning, rush toward the shower, grab our toothbrush on the way out, put on some clothes, do a little personal grooming, and rush out the door. Anyone see the problem here? I do. What happened to breakfast? Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we [...]

8 04, 2014

The HCG Diet – Philosophy, Execution, Contradiction, and Stupidity

By | 2017-06-10T11:25:30+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Fad Diets|22 Comments

Okay. Let me start this off by saying that I'm usually not a judgmental person. I'm just.. not. I feel like educated people should be able to make educated decisions about their lives without unsolicited criticism or influence from others. I also feel like after a certain age, you should be given the benefit of [...]

9 12, 2013

What’s The Most Ridiculous Diet You’ve Ever Heard Of?

By | 2017-06-10T11:28:05+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Fad Diets, What Are You Eating?|41 Comments

There's the ice cream diet. The mashed potato diet. The cookie diet. Diet, diet, diet. We've all heard the word. We're sick of the word. We're even sicker of dieting than we are of the WORD diet. Having said that, I'm interested - what's the most ridiculous diet you've ever heard of? I've got a [...]

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 [...]

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