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3 Fad Diet Myths Busted
Categories Dieting Myths

3 Fad Diet Myths Busted

There is a reason that a fad diet is called precisely that. The word “fad” refers to something that is often temporary. Fad diets trick us into believing that these temporary changes to what we choose to eat or drink — or choose to not eat or drink — will provide us with an attainment of our weight, health or wellness goals.

America’s weight loss industry is estimated to be worth over $60 billion dollars in recent years, with nearly 100 million active dieters in the United States. The truth is that most people who start on fad diets offered by this industry and end up losing weight, also end up gaining it all back.

While pills, potions and formulas sold by the weight loss industry will not help lead you to the lifestyle changes or level of health and wellness you are looking for, proven research that incorporates real food and nutritional guidance provided by our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists will.  

Our goal is to help you incorporate realistic, long-lasting lifestyle changes that you can live with. At The Nutrition Professionals, we are busting diet myths daily and helping you stay away from fad diets, by providing research based information to help clients attain health, weight and wellness goals.

Here are three fad diet myths and the truths behind them:

Myth #1: Fad diets are healthy

Truth: Not all ways of eating are healthy for all people. You may have a certain health or medical condition that could make foods that are good for another person, unhealthy for you, or vice versa. Also, many fad diets have the tendency to lack the nutritional content that your body needs. For this reason and others, they could end up doing more harm for you than good.

Myth #2: The latest fad diet will help me lose weight

Truth: While it may seem that the latest fad diet can help you lose weight at first, the truth is that without making sustainable lifestyle changes, you will likely gain the weight back.

Myth #3: Fad diets work

Truth: There may be elements of a fad diet that help you learn more about nutrition than when you first started, however, the truth is that fad diets don’t work. Only by incorporating lifestyle changes that are sustainable over the long term and meet the specific state of health and nutrition that your body needs, will you see the long-lasting, effective change you are looking for.

If you are considering altering your diet for weight loss or to address another health condition or concern, talk to one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at The Nutrition Professionals. Our RDNs provide evidence and research based information to guide you in a healthy way towards your goals and provide nutritional counseling to support you along the way.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

what is a registered dietitian nutritionist
Categories Patient Education

What Is A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and how can one help you meet your health, weight or wellness goals?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are sometimes referred to as RDNs and are different from nutritionists. RDNs are the nutrition professionals in their field and can provide you with valuable nutritional information, counseling, tools, resources, and guidance to encourage you on the path to meeting your health, wellness or weight loss goals.

Here, we explain everything you need to know if you are considering enlisting the help of a RDN.

What Is A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are degreed and accredited professionals that lead the way in the field of food and nutrition. They offer medical nutrition therapy and can prescribe meal plans to their clients and patients to help them meet their health, weight loss or wellness goals.

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s credentialing and education provides an understanding of nutrition physiology, medical conditions, pharmacology and the counseling required to help individuals make healthy changes.

What Are A RDN’s Qualifications?

When working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, you can be assured you are working with a degreed and accredited expert in the field of food and nutrition. A RDN’s qualifications require a minimum of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ approved coursework
  • Completion of an accredited program
  • Passed Commission on Dietetic Registration national exam
  • Ongoing continuing education courses

What Health Conditions Can A RDN Help With?

Our RDNs are experts in not only medical nutrition therapy, but also specialize in sports nutrition, eating disorders, diabetes and more. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy for the following conditions and more:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes
  • Disease Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Menu Review and Approvals
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Weight Management

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at The Nutrition Professionals provide evidence and research based, proven information that helps you to attain your health, weight or wellness goals. Contact us today to get started.