Virginia Aparicio column

Keep leftovers safe by storing food within two hours of cooking, health experts say.

We have all seen those ads that promise immediate weight loss success. Some even claim you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight if you use their product. If only losing weight was as simple as taking a pill or eating food that melts away fat.

The weight loss industry is full of misinformation and false claims from folks that will say just about anything for you to buy their products. Don’t be tricked into wasting your money on scams or something that could be harmful. Here is some information to be aware of when it comes to weight loss ads.

Virginia Aparicio is Health and Human Science educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or

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