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    Which fad diets really work?

    Which fad diets tip the scale in your favor?

    Sometimes it can seem like there's a new weight loss fad being touted every couple of months, promising great results. But do any of the diets really work?
    Sometimes it can seem like there's a new weight loss fad being touted every couple of months, promising great results. But do any of the diets really work?
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    Gluten free diet helps manage Celiac Disease

    16 year old Kristen Gordy can describe most of her life very simply. "I've had pain all of my life." Kristen's pain was in the abdomen and undiagnosed, so she bounced from doctor to doctor. Her diagnosis?
    Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects more than 3,000,000 Americans -- and most don't even know they have it. 

We hear a lot about how to eat healthy and stay slim, but every once in a while some wrong information gets into the mix – and stays there.

Get ready -- we're going to debunk some of those myths and give you the information you really need to know.

Have you heard the one about not eating after 7:00 or 8:00 at night if you want to lose weight? That's a myth! You need to be watching calories, not the clock.

Cleveland Clinic's Amy Jamieson, Petonic, R.D. says, "I would encourage you to eat your larger meal of the day, probably earlier in the day, but if you eat at 8:01 or 8:37, you're not going to gain weight if you haven't taken in too many calories. So, it's truly your total calorie intake that really plays a role in weight gain."

Have you been told sea salt is better for you than table salt?

This isn't true, either. Though sea salt is less processed, the recommended daily amount is still the same. And if you think you can use as much as you want of artificial sweeteners because they're sugar-free, low or no-cal -- wrong!

Research indicates potential links to diseases including cancer, so artificial sweeteners should be used in moderation.

Finally, another myth worth debunking— that you should stop eating eggs because of their cholesterol, or that they're as bad for you as smoking.

Cleveland Clinic's Kristen Kirkpatrick, R.D. says, "Eggs are like that perfect food. They're cheap, they're high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, they're high in Choline; they are just a wonderful, good source of protein. There's one study in particular that found that having eggs even four times a week really didn't affect cholesterol levels of individuals."

So there you go--now you know some food facts. And that's no lie!

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