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Diet Mythology

By · Monday, May 24th, 2010

This week at Gilda’s Club Westchester, I’ll be teaching one of my most favorite classes: Diet Mythology. I first came up with this topic way back in 2006 when I was teaching a course entitled American Food Culture for non native speakers of English at Manhattanville College. Diet myths continue to grow and circulate thanks to well meaning but mis-informed nutritionists and the mainstream media.The latest crazy one is that chocolate milk is some sort of health food (not!).

Here are a few of the diet myths many of us believe:

What’s your favorite diet myth? Post them in the comments section, I’ll add them to my collection!

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By Neil Daniels on May 24th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

The Calories in/Calories out is my biggest least favorite followed by fat is fat and HFCS is the same as sucrose.


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