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Please stop searching for the next fad diet

 

YOU are unique and YOU are an individual and one size does NOT fill all.

🙈Please stop wasting your time AND money looking for the next quick fix.

🤷🏼‍♀️A #faddiet is usually pretty easy to start with, then gets harder over time and is super hard to sustain!!

So is this really the best option for you long term? Is this something you can sustain for the rest of your life?

Developing a healthy mindset and relationship with food for the long term is SO much harder. There is no ‘plan’, pill, shake or bar that can do this for you.

Most fad diets offer quick fixes and are often based around eliminating foods and food groups. Quite often they also use buzz words like “detox” and “cleanse” and “reset”.  Often, they also promote pseudoscience and false claims and promises.

To be frank, FAD diets can be dangerous.  Physically and mentally.

Here are the facts:

  • There is no need to completely eliminate any foods or whole food groups (unless previously advised by your qualified health professional of course). 
  • You do not need to eat particular foods to “detox” your body, we already have incredible organs to do this for us like our liver and kidneys.
  • It is not possible to “cleanse” your body, or “reset” your digestive system (Imagine all the diseases and conditions we would be able to rid of IF this concept was actually possible!).

 

Next time you come across the latest fad diet I would also love you to ask yourself

“Is this something I can do for the rest of my life?”

OR

“Is it something I can afford or sustain for the rest of my life?”

The answer to these questions should help you next time you catch yourself questioning something you’ve heard online, from a family member, friend or Susan at work. You and your health deserve so much more than this. 

Is there a topic you'd like to see me write about? Let me know! 

 

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written for you by

Melissa Eaton

A university qualified Dietitian, Nutritionist (MNutDiet, BSc ANutr.), teacher and research assistant from Sydney, Australia.

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