diets and weight loss
It’s a new year, new decade. Of course we’re bombarded with all sorts of diets and folks setting resolutions.
Diets have been around for centuries. If dieting worked (for weight loss), wouldn’t everyone who went on one be thin? In reality it’s the contrary.
Some diets are healthy—think Mediterranean, plant-based, DASH.
(When I refer to diet, I refer to the way one chooses to eat. I have a healthy diet—that doesn’t mean I am on a diet.)
Then there are ever-present fad diets promising dramatic results. Fad diets seldom have lasting success. They often do away with entire food groups or resort to a bizarre practice. For example:
NOTE: Read this post if you are not familiar with the ketogenic diet or ‘keto’. And please make sure you read my follow up post about keto with a warning as well as Dietary Supplements: The truth about the pills you’re popping. You will see some experiences of people who would have benefited from knowing… Thanks! -Neily
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PLEASE NOTE…if you have been scammed, I’m so sorry but there is nothing I can do to help get your money back. I wrote follow up posts with advice on what to do. Read Warning: Don’t get scammed by a keto supplement and Dietary Supplements: The truth about the pills you’re popping. You might need to cancel your credit card.
My mom sent a link the other day with the message: “Okay, my personal researcher. Ellie’s sister sent me this. Your thoughts?”
I’m glad I’m her ‘go-to’ person for all thing’s nutrition.
Years ago mom sent an email almost every week. An acquaintance would forward her something with the message, “I wonder if your daughter knows about this. She is studying nutrition, right?” or “Monet, if your daughter doesn’t know about this, she should.”
Sure, I was in grad school and learning but enjoyed investigating. Mom’s emails decreased over time because she got smart and did some researching on her own.
So, her recent inquiry caught me off guard. Continue reading
Diets often do work. On any given day 100 million Americans are dieting. Diets frequently help people lose weight, albeit temporarily. How many people do you know went on the Atkins diet? Did they lose weight? Perhaps. Did they keep the weight off? Likely not. Why? It’s not sustainable. But, it’s simple. All you have to do is stop eating carbohydrates. That’s it! But is it the baked potato that’s the bad evil creature? Or is it the company it keeps? Can’t have a baked potato without the butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon. Is it the pasta or the quantity of pasta served at a restaurant or filled on a plate at home—equivalent to 6-7 slices of bread. Continue reading