Nightly News   |  January 30, 2013

Diet myths: No, sex won’t burn lots of calories

The New England Journal of Medicine debunks diet myths, including: Skipping breakfast will make you gain weight and P.E. classes help kids lose weight. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a new review of the science behind weight loss is shooting down a bunch of myths about weight loss . for example, the fine folks at the "new england journal of medicine" say it's a myth that sex burns off calories by the hundreds. here's another. the concept that small changes in diet can be the solution to losing weight . no, they say, the body adapts to that. they also say the idea that it's bad to lose a lot of weight quickly or that skipping breakfast will make you heavier are also myths.