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2/5/13 6:39 A

There are perhaps 2 different aspects to 'eating healthy'.

The first is WHAT you eat. A diet high in sugars and fried foods can be very bad for your cholesterol, while fruit, vegetables and 'good' fats can significantly reduce it.

The second is HOW MUCH you eat, which plays into weight loss.

'Eating healthy' is a pretty broad term, and I think it is reasonable to interpret it the way you did. But there is some logic and science behind the trivia question - it's just unfortunate they phrased it in an ambiguous way.


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2/4/13 3:23 P

lol... yes, medications out there to lower cholesterol as well :)

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2/4/13 3:20 P

REYNINGSUNSHINE is right! If you exercise and eat healthy... weight loss is not necessarily a natural consequence! Eating healthy and exercising are important, but if you are still overeating, you can still gain weight, or even just maintain it. I have been eating very healthy over the past nine months, but I have lost little weight, because I was eating too much to lose!

So the article wasn't a trick question at all. :)

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2/4/13 2:40 P

Always remember all answers are in Spark articles.

"Of course, there is more to a cholesterol-lowering plan than eating good fats and avoiding bad ones. Exercise, weight loss, a healthy diet and not smoking also play important roles. "

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2/4/13 1:41 P

Another thing to consider... eating healthy and working out does NOT equate to weight loss.

It helps, yes, but you can overeat on healthful foods. YOUR healthy eating vs MY healthy eating are two different things. If I eat 2,000 calories and you eat 1,200, but we both eat fresh veggies and fruits, lean meats, whole grains, etc, is my diet any less healthy than yours? Not really. But you might maintain your weight on 2,000 calories, instead of losing it, whereas I might lose even still! Or vice versa. Somebody might have a metabolic condition and they don't lose weight on the 1,200 calorie diet.

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2/4/13 1:05 P

I have learned that any question that says "only" is usually false. It is limiting.
There have been some questions that I certainly would have answered a different way.

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2/4/13 10:33 A

The trick questions are annoying, I do agree.

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2/4/13 10:27 A

Did it mention medications? Because I do think medications can help with that also. It is kind of tricky - but in the end you technically can lose weight without exercising or eating "healthy". You can cut calories and lose pounds without actually eating healthy foods.

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2/4/13 9:35 A

One of the trivia questions was "Exercising and healthy eating are the only ways to lower cholesteral." I answered TRUE, but was told it was false....losing weight was also in ther! WELL DUH...if you start exercising and eating healthy, you will lose weight!
It just irratates me that there are always these "trick" questions....
Part f the time the answer is "some people believe ....", " some studies show...." etc....these are not answers, these are opinions and guesses, so how can it be a "true or false" question?

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