As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.
Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...
The commonly-held tradition, particularly in the western world, is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your grandparents will probably have told you that, your mother most certainly will have, but how true is it in today's society?
There are many superfoods which do provide your body with a fab amount of nutrients...but there is no miracle food out there that's going to burn fat like we all secretly hope superfoods will. ;)
You're probably familiar with the health halo effect: that's when you think a food is healthy simply because it has a reputation for being so. It's the reason why (like most of us) it may have taken you years to realise that cornflakes and diet coke aren't healthy options. But you're older and wiser now, and there's no way you'll fall for fake health foods again right?
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While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.
I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.
Eating a pescetarian diet may lower your risk of bowel cancer according to a new study. People who ate fish and vegetables
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