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#140Wednesdays: What’s the Worst Diet or Fitness Advice You’ve Received?

Written on May 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm , by

Ditch these "expert" tips! (Photo by Amy Postle)

These days it seems like everyone is an expert. We’ve gotten our share of unsolicited advice and have even debunked common myths. Now it’s your turn: What’s the worst diet or fitness advice someone’s given you?

@nwstobsession: Cutting out carbohydrates is probably the worst diet advice I have ever received!

@MrsPetrillo: “No pain, no gain.” So I’m supposed to hurt myself to get in shape?! No thx! [Editor's note: We love this mantra, but we agree: Pain (versus soreness or tiredness) is a signal something's wrong!]

@MaiTime2012: Go on a celery soup diet! Uh, NO, I don’t think so!! Lol.

@christinahoh: To avoid higher-fat items containing unsaturated fats (nuts, avocado, olive oil). Moderation is key w/ them. #140Wednesdays

@fampracticeblog: that using sugar subs like splenda in baking makes it OK to eat a bazillion cookies. #140wednesdays

Now tell us: What’s the worst tip you’ve gotten?