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Paradigms of Health: Six Dimensions of Wellness

List five myths associated with diet and exercise and explain why each myth is not true.

How does the role of food choice and eating relate to the Six Dimensions of Wellness?

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1. List five myths associated with diet and exercise and explain why each myth is not true.

Myth 1: Snacking Is Always a Bad Idea

The good news is you don't need to starve to lose weight.

"The idea that you shouldn't eat between meals is a myth," says Pivonka. When you're stomach starts rumbling, you probably hear a little voice in your head telling you not to ruin your appetite. But having snacks in between meals might actually help you eat less, and stave off the urge to overeat or binge later.

In fact, dietitians often recommend that you have five smaller meals a day, instead of eating your calories all in one sitting. One of the main reasons snacking has a bad rap is because of the choices we make from, say, a vending machine that are packed with chips, cookies, candies and other delectable -- and fattening -- treats. The good news is we're not all chomping on candy bars come 4 p.m. -- a whopping 70 percent of Americans use snacking as a way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diets, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation. If you tend to dive into a bag of chips when you're hungry, try having nutritious foods instead --think moderate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, for example -- and try to eat things you don't normally have during mealtime. Magee, who isn't a big milk drinker, uses snacks as a way to get her daily dose of calcium from low-fat cheese and yogurt.

Myth 2: No More Fast Food

Maybe the double cheeseburgers, fries, sodas, and apple pies are out, but Magee says you don't have to ditch fast food all together to stay on your diet. "It's part of our culture. I embrace it," she says. "I just lead people to make better choices in that arena." Pivonka says she didn't recommend fast food in the past, but with better options now you usually can eat healthily and still get your grub to go. "The big problem ...

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This solution lists five myths associated with diet and exercise and also explains why each myth is not true. It then explains how the role of food choice and eating relates to the Six Dimensions of Wellness?

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