5 Diet Myths Refuted by Nutritionists

2011-06-08 14:43:02

5 Diet Myths Refuted by Nutritionists

Nutrition expert Jackie Keller reveals the truth about common diet myths

Diet Myth #2: Detox Diets are the Only Way to Jump Start your Weight Loss

Detox diets sound like a great way to cleanse your body, but Jackie strongly advises against them. Detox diets trigger your body to go into starvation mode, which can actually slow down your metabolism. When your body believes it is starving, it protects you by slowing down metabolism in order to conserve energy. People on starvation diets will find that they regain the weight once they start eating again. So instead of going straight to the detox diet, examine what you eat on a daily basis and work to eliminate processed foods by replacing them with nutrient rich foods.

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Agreed! I've never felt better since cutting out grains from my diet! It's ridiculous how much we've been brainwashed by mass media into thinking we "need" them.
Couldn't agree with greenandchic and newcurly09 more. When will these experts catch up with the research and start recommending low-carb diets? Cut out wheat, processed foods, and sugars, and start eating more fats and veggies, and you're going to be healthier and live longer. All the scientific evidence supports this, yet all the publications keep spouting the opposite. And another thing - of course someone is going to gain weight back when they start eating carbs again. Just like anyone will who goes on a diet and then starts eating junk again. Using that as an argument against low-carbing is moronic.
I wish that all nutritionists would emphasize that all fruits and vegetables are carbs. It is better to up intake of complex carbohydrates such as veggies and lower intake of simple carbs, such as bread. Some bodies metabolize simple carbs better than others, but if someone is prone to diabetes and/or carries most of their fat around their middle (I do!) lowering intake of simple carbs does make a big difference. My body does care where my calories come from. Every time I allow myself to consume lots of simple carbs (sugar, bread, breading) I gain weight. I lose weight if I lower my intake of these but not if I just eat less.
I'm living proof that low-carb diets DO work. The key is not to go back to the old way of eating. In short, once your body is in a state of ketosis from a low-carb diet, your body will start to burn off fat. THATS why you lose weight.