Too Good to Be True: 5 Summer Weight-Loss Claims

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Hilary Walke on May 28, 2009 at 4:40PM

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Too Good to Be True: 5 Summer Weight-Loss Claims

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FitFlops Get You Fit And Other Hype

Today diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom calls bluff on some popular health and weight-loss claims.

Showing your cute pedicured toes with some stylish flip-flops is a hot summer trend. Don’t be fooled—companies are now marketing their flip-flops as shoes that help tone your leg muscles and subsequently burn more calories when walking. But Fernstrom says FitFlops are merely flip-flops with good support. Though they won’t tone any muscle, they will help you walk longer because your feet won’t hurt.

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