Registered dietitian Sharon Lawrence says that most of us secretly believe at least one of these wacky food myths:
If nobody sees me eat it, the calories don't count.
If I eat it standing up, it doesn't count.
Broken cookies don't count.
If I have a salad for lunch, I deserve dessert.
A bad day is a license to eat whatever I want.
After a workout, I can eat twice as much.
If I eat quickly and wash it down with diet soda, it isn't fattening.
-- Libby Maeder