VERDICT: FICTION - Although skinless chicken breast does boast high amounts of protein for a low amount of fat, there are other low fat/high protein meat options to add some variety to your diet - without breaking it!
VERDICT: FALSE - Sodium is integral to many body functions, including blood pressure regulation and controlling muscle contractions. It is more important to monitor your intake and make sure you don't have too much sodium in your diet than to cut it out completely.
VERDICT: FICTION - Making the decision to become fit is the most important first step, what follows does not have to include dieting. Exercising regularly and eating healthily will slim you down before you know it.
Exercising year round has been shown to boost your immune system and prevent the occurrence of illness. However, exercising while you are sick can stress your body and prolong your recovery.
VERDICT: FICTION - The Negative Calorie Diet has been touted as a great way to lose weight quickly and easily but you may be doing more damage than good to your weight loss goals.
VERDICT: FALSE - Although weight lifting may not burn as many calories as cardio during any given amount of time, the benefits of lifting weights include an increased metabolism and continued calorie burn post workout.
VERDICT: FICTION - Supplements are great for many things but targeting visceral fat and getting rid of your belly bulge is simply not one of them.
VERDICT: Fiction - Cleansing has gained some notoriety as a "weight loss tool" but even if it is beneficial as a jump start to losing weight, it is up to you to make big lifestyle changes afterwards.
VERDICT: FICTION - Age and wisdom give you the capability to change what you don't like about yourself and allow you to overcome any obstacle that comes in the way of your weight loss goals.
VERDICT: FICTION - A low-fat or no-fat diet could actually end up adding extra pounds to your weight and inches to your waistline.
VERDICT: FICTION - Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression gain weight faster than those who do not. It may be time to treat the underlying issue, which might not be your weight at all.
VERDICT: FICTION - Your war against weight is exactly that - a war that needs strategic planning, discipline and perseverance. While you don't necessarily have to train hard, you do need to train smart.
VERDICT: FACT - In the battle against bacteria, antibiotics do not selectively destroy bad bacteria; they're more like a nuclear weapon that wipes out all bacteria in the body, including healthy bacteria.
VERDICT: FICTION - Not all cooking oils are created equal, choosing the right one can not only greatly improve the flavor of your food, they can help your heart health. The key is moderation and knowing which types of cooking oils to keep on hand.
VERDICT: FACT - a personal trainer can typically help you lose weight and get in shape much faster than you can on your own
VERDICT: FACT - Adding more fiber to your diet may help you feel fuller and therefore aid in losing weight but beware, it's not a magic cure.
VERDICT: FACT - What you put in your body hugely affects how your body functions as well as how it looks. While there aren't particular foods that are guaranteed to cause acne, eating a clean and balanced diet certainly helps maintain a good complexion.
VERDICT: FACT - Vitamins are essential to your health and help keep you healthy by aiding with normal body processes. However, too much of a good thing can be harmful: here are vitamins that when taken in excess can be toxic for your system.