Fad Free Diet

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
It can be hard to know who and what to believe.

With so much conflicting nutrition advice around, it can be hard to know who and what to believe. To separate fact from fiction, look for food and nutrition advice that:

  • Is backed by science
  • Fits generally with the Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • Comes from a professional with recognised nutrition qualifications
  • Can be adapted to individual lifestyles and meet individual needs
  • Can be followed for the long term.

Sadly, diets that promise rapid weight loss often lead to weight being regained just as quickly. So steer away from food and nutrition information or advice that:

  • Promotes or bans certain foods or food groups
  • Pushes a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach
  • Promises quick, dramatic or miraculous results
  • Focuses on short-term changes to eating and exercise habits
  • Encourages ‘miracle’ pills, potions or supplements, often promoted as ‘fat burners’ and ‘metabolism boosters’
  • Contradicts the advice of trusted health professionals
  • Makes claims based on a single study or testimonials.

Find out more at healthyweightweek.com.au