Do you think that potatoes, pasta and bread fatten starchy carbohydrates that you should avoid if you want fabulous abs? Think again despite what the Keto diet and other extremely low carb weight loss programs can make you believe, you can enjoy carbohydrates without derailing your diet.
Have digestive problems taken over your life? You are afraid of flying, going out to dinner or even having sex, because you don’t know when that “I need a bath now” moment will come. When stomach ache, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea is a frequent problem, it is time to see your doctor to look for the underlying cause. Many times, these symptoms are indicators of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
As a dietitian, I have tried many things in the name of science: carbohydrate restriction, elimination diets, sugar “detoxification,” calorie counting. I imagine that if I am going to offer advice on something, why not have first-hand experience? Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular trends at the moment, and I was genuinely curious.As a dietitian, I have tried many things in the name of science: carbohydrate restriction, elimination diets, sugar “detoxification,” calorie counting. I imagine that if I [...]
Many people are about to review their diets for the new year, but most of those good intentions will collapse and burn. That is because those changes will be too extreme, not to mention punitive. No sugar or dairy! No carbohydrates after 1pm! Nothing in a package! When those resolutions disappear quickly, it may seem that you failed.
It’s a new year, and the need to push the restart is real. At this time, diet programs are selling you a lot with the promises of a “new you.” So, should you bite? It may come as a surprise since I am a dietitian, but I don’t rule out all diet plans completely. Although it is a fact that most diets do not work in the long term, I try not to deter people from trying something new.
If you started a diet full of hope and enthusiasm but now you are picking up the pieces, you may feel that you failed. So let me be clear: you didn’t fail. The diet failed you. Most popular diets are simply too much: too restrictive, too low in calories, too cheerful, too expensive, too inconvenient.