It’s funny because it’s a bit absurd: that a vegetable that, not too long ago, could have been voted “most likely left in a vegetable tray” suddenly shot to the fame of lovers of food. Food, transforming into everything from pizza dough to Buffalo wings. “This trend is a good thing, right?
Some nutrition tips are for me like nails on a blackboard. It is the abbreviation of “not eating bread, pasta and potatoes” and somehow implies that not only those foods are not healthy but they are also prohibited if you are trying to lose weight. But the long defamed spud is returning. WW (formerly Weight Watchers) now counts potatoes as a Zero Point food in one of their plans, which means that members don’t have to measure or track them.
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.
Not a day goes by without you listening, reading or answering a question about the keto diet. And it is not surprising: there are a lot of exaggerations about the dramatic results. The keto diet (abbreviation for ketogenic diet) is a high-fat and low-carb diet plan. By depriving your body of carbohydrates, your preferred source of energy, forces you to use fat as fuel.
When I got my degree, emerging research on obesity was a hot topic. I wrote many magazine articles about weight loss, and my master’s thesis was a survey of people who had undergone gastric bypass surgery. One of my first jobs as a dietitian was to work at a local recreation center, advising and leading small groups for people interested in losing weight.