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.