Fad diets make a lot of promises, but usually fail to deliver long-term success. Although they do a lot wrong, like promise rapid weight loss, limit food groups, and are too strict, there is a lot we can learn from fad diets that will allow us to live a healthy lifestyle.
“Is a calorie a calorie? A calorie may be a calorie when people talk about weight loss and nothing else, there are other factors involved. And once you get past my perhaps lame “Is a calorie a calorie” question, you can begin to see something approaching the truth. For one thing, says Nestle: “There are dozens of factors involved in weight regulation. It’s hard to lose weight, because the body is set up to defend fat, so you don’t starve to death; the body doesn’t work as well to tell people to stop eating as when to tell them when to start.”
It's Registered Dietitian Day! What a perfect time to say THANK YOU to our very own Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC! Emily is the brilliant mind behind all of our nutrition programs, including our Boost Your Metabolism program, which has helped educate over 119,741 people in the last year alone. With so much misinformation out there, we're lucky to have our own metabolism expert to help us focus on the right information, and turn it into easy action plan for living a healthier lifestyle.