The Truth About Popular Weight Loss Claims
There seems to be a new weight loss craze every other week. Protein, low carb, grapefruit, milk, and nuts have all had their share of the limelight on the diet circuit. But what's the bottom line? We investigated 13 of the boldest claims to find what's true and what's not.
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Weight Loss Claim: People who savor a bowl of soup at the beginning of a meal tend to consume fewer calories during the whole meal.
Verdict: True. Soup -- which is largely liquid -- causes a feeling of fullness, so you eat less the rest of the meal. Just go easy on high-calorie and high-fat cream-base soups.