Archive for January 2nd, 2010

I'm on diet #2
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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Whilst tooling around the internet looking for good nutritional info for my loyal readers, I came across an interesting blog about food and food politics called “WiseEats.” According to the blog’s author, Jayne Jang, “Unfortunately, fad diets will not help reverse obesity trends.”
Jang has a lot of ideas about combating obesity, but thinks that fad diets are not the answer and I agree.

Jang writes: “At the Gastro 2009 conference in London last week, Professor Chris Hawkey, British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) president, said that fad diets are making Brits fat.  He concludes that that “if Britons continue to follow unhealthy diets and favour certain foods over others, nine in ten are likely to be overweight or obese by 2050. The methods he used to reach this conclusion are unclear, but generally, I agree that fad diets are not a sustainable solution.  These fad diets try to single out whole categories of food or claim that one food (ex. grapefruit) will burn fat like no other food can.  These diets may help people eliminate some processed junk food, but today, we have lost all sense of normal portion sizes.”

Read the entire post on Jang’s WiseEats blog here.
Read about Jang’s blog and approach to food and food politics here.

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