Weight Loss Myths & Facts

  • "Crash" diets are best for losing weight and keeping it off.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • Healthy snacks between meals can help people manage their weight by:

    Keeping their hunger in check

    Preventing them from overeating at mealtime

    Both A and B

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  • Foods labeled "lite" or "light" will help you lose the most weight.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • The most important thing about exercise is:

    Working out in a gym or health club

    Doing what you enjoy

    Making sure you always work out in the morning

    Correct Answer
  • If I’m trying to lose weight, I can’t eat fast food anymore.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • This can help you stay on track with your weight loss while eating in a restaurant:

    Read the menu online ahead of time to find healthier dishes

    Eat a fewer calories earlier in the day

    Get extra exercise on the same day

    Eat a small healthy snack, such as carrots or a small apple, shortly before going out

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Obese people don’t try hard enough to lose weight.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • Which of the following is NOT a good way to help kids get to a healthy weight?

    Losing weight yourself, if you need to

    Constantly telling them they are too heavy

    Praising them when they make good food choices and are active

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  • Weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) cures obesity.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • In addition to losing weight, being active and eating healthy can help you:

    Feel more energetic and less stressed

    Look better in your clothes

    Tone your body

    Increase your self-esteem

    All of the above

    Correct Answer