Looking at it in more detail --
Myth #1 -- does anyone (who's actually in a position to influence others about diet) actually believe that? Plenty of people do tout making small changes as opposed to large ones, but I don't know many who aren't aware that calories will need to keep going down once significant amounts of weight are lost. And in terms of doing small changes the right way, I personally know of someone who started his weight-loss plan at *3000* calories a day -- and succeeded. He *had* been eating more like 4000. Every so often he cut off a few hundred more calories, that's all.
Myth #2 -- Sounds like psychological pseudo-babble. You can't generalize people on the topic of motivation, even if there is an overall population tendency toward one end of the spectrum or other. When I had "40 pounds to lose", there was no chance of me doing anything about it. It was too intimidating. "Cut out the crap, get some exercise, and see what happens", on the other hand, was just the ticket.
Myth #3 -- Interesting if true, but without seeing some exceptionally persuasive data I wouldn't take it too seriously. Biology allowing, determination and good habits do seem to trump all. It also begs the definition of "quickly".
Myth #4 -- Bah. As if a questionnaire could even accurately assess a person's state of mind. What did they even ask?
Myth #5 -- Does it even matter? PE should be a part of the day for its own sake. Kids need to move.
Myth #6 -- People say so many things about breastfeeding, and the kind of study that measures it is right up my "scream" alley. Wouldn't be surprised if they're right about this, wouldn't be surprised if they're wrong.
Myth #7 -- Hah! Finally an amusing one, and probably the best founded of all of them, at that.
I'm not impressed.
Height 5'8 1/2"
GW: Originally 150. Maintaining at about 146 since June 2013.
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
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