According to The New England Journal of Medicine, here are some myths about Obesity you should know:
1. Small sustained changes in energy intake or expenditure will produce large, long-term weight changes.
2. Setting realistic goals in obesity treatment is important because otherwise patients will become frustrated and lose less weight.
3. Large, rapid weight loss is associated with poorer long-term weight outcomes than slow, gradual weight loss.
4. Assessing the stage of change or diet readiness is important in helping patients who seek weight-loss treatment.
5. Physical-education classes in their current format play an important role in preventing or reducing childhood obesity.
6. Breast-feeding is protective against obesity.
7. A bout of sexual activity burns 100 to 300kcal for each person involved.
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