The New England Journal of Medicine
may not be the first source you would think to look at for the latest in diet tips. The renown evidence-based journal, however, made quite a stir with its recent article debunking 7 common myths of losing weight after an extensive literature search for supporting findings and clinical expert opinions.
The study, conducted by physicians as well as dieticians, was funded by NIH.
Myth: Having sex burns a ton of calories.
Fact: According to this study, the average person will burn only 21 calories - only 14 more than if they were watching TV!
Myth: If you want to succeed, set reasonable, attainable goals.
Fact: Bigger goals = bigger results. People who set more ambitious goals often lose more weight.