Happy New Year!
One of the most commonly talked
about topics this time of year is weight loss! There are so many bizarre,
potentially harmful diets out there that it is important to be able to
determine which to avoid. Use these tips to steer yourself away from these
popular fad diets promoted by the billion dollar wellness industry.
…If it claims to result in “rapid
healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week and anything more than that can be
detrimental to the body. Often during these “rapid weight loss diets” you are
losing water weight, bone mass, or muscle and not actually losing fat. Any
weight lost rapidly tends to be gained back quickly.
…If it uses quantities or
anything that allows unlimited amounts of a particular food (ex: Cabbage soup
any diet that eliminates or severely restricts entire food groups or
macronutrients, such as carbohydrates (ie: Keto Diet). ALL macronutrients
(carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) are important and each play a vital role in
helping our bodies run efficiently and survive.
…If is uses specific food
combinations or specific times
is no evidence that combining certain foods or eating foods at specific times
of day will help with weight loss. Eating the “wrong” combinations of
food doesn’t cause them to turn to fat immediately or to produce toxins in your
intestines, as some plans claim.
…If it requires a super strict
diets get boring quickly and are almost impossible to follow which can lead to
failure and disappointment. Ask yourself “can I eat this way for the rest of my
life?” If the answer is no, then the diet is not reasonable.
your healthy foods and choose these foods most often. Remember that everything
is okay in moderation.
…If it claims that there is no
need for exercise
on guys… hopefully we are all smart enough to know that regular physical
activity is a KEY COMPONENT in weight
management and living a healthy lifestyle. The key to success is finding
physical activities that you enjoy and aiming for 30-60 minutes of activity on
most days of the week.
…If it uses the word “DETOX”
me put this plain and simple. There is no such thing as a detox diet or
A True Detox Recipe: 1 part Liver, 2 parts Kidneys, add water as needed 🙂
mind…if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is!
Source: Academy of Nutrition and