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18 Weight-Loss Myths Busted

Carbohydrates won’t make you fat. It’s what is in carbohydrate-rich foods — like the sugar and fat in that doughnut — that should be avoided to maintain a healthy weight. Processed carbs, like breakfast cereals, bagels, English muffins and bread lack the belly-filling fiber to keep you feeling full until your next meal. Simple cards spike your blood sugar, which just make you crash and feel hungrier…

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51 ‘Healthy’ Foods that Really Aren’t

Not all multigrain and wheat breads are created equal — some may not even contain ‘whole’ grains, and be high in sugar and low in fiber. Read the package for the words “whole grain” to ensure that’s what you are getting. The Better Pick: Look for a product with a label that reads 100-percent whole grain and check the ingredient list. If the first ingredient is a whole grain (whole wheat, whole oat, whole rye) it’s likely a large percentage of that product really is whole grain since the list is organized by concentration…

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