In my day-to-day nutrition work, I hear about all kinds of diet myths. It always makes my heart hurt a little when a client or patient rattles off some of the restrictions they’re trying to follow or when someone comes to me feeling bad about themselves because they, like, ate a piece of bread or had a bedtime snack. It doesn’t matter it was a sensible snack—they’re upset they failed to cut off eating at 6 pm.

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When I get together with my nutrition colleagues, we often get to talking about nutrition information we wish people would give up on, so in this piece on Elana Lyn, I share a list of common nutrition myths and why you should add them to your BS list.

What are some of the most nutrition myths you’ve heard—or believed? 

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