Think there’s a great secret to losing weight? Fat chance.
Recent research and books have delved into our collective “wisdom” about weight loss and found that some of our more widely held beliefs are based on pretty skimpy science.
From the “caveman diet” to green-tea extract to cleanses, we cling to whatever the latest craze is in weight loss and are then shocked when we can’t shake the pounds.
But now even the most firmly held, physician-given advice about diet and exercise is proving it can’t hold up to scrutiny either. A lot of the advice being offered to the 33% of adults who are obese — and the countless others with a little too much extra around the middle — is misleading or even pointless.