Beware of Diet Trends!
Unless you avoid media and social media altogether, you can’t help but be bombarded with advertisements for diets and diet products. From the celebrity-endorsed weight-loss programs that promise weight loss if you only eat their meals and “health” shakes to the miracle teas that will help you shed pounds by simply adding three servings of their tea to your daily routine, they make false claims and are potentially dangerous. Here are a few diet trends that I implore you not to try:
- Eating “Fat-Free” Products. When a product that naturally contains fat is manufactured to be fat-free, companies amp up the sugar content to compensate for the taste. These so-called fat-free products can actually make you fat, disrupt your insulin production, and harm your liver.
- Juice Cleanses or the Master Cleanse. As my patient, you already know that fruit contains sugar. When you juice fruits and vegetables, you remove the fiber (the part that has nutritional value) and end up drinking liquid sugars. The Master Cleanse, which requires participants to drink three servings of water containing lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne. Again, this lacks the nutritional value that your body needs to function properly.
- High-Protein Diet. This trend seems to be waning a bit, but there are still those who believe it’s the best way to lose weight. What ends up happening, though, is those on high-protein diets end up eating far more than organic chicken breast or naturally sourced fish; instead, they eat lunch meats that are loaded with chemicals, cheese and other dairy products, AND chicken, fish, or beef. Not only does this not provide the nutrients you need, it actually infuses your body with more toxins.
Years of research and practice has taught me that the KadileAtric Power PrincipleⓇ works. If for some reason you’ve started to put weight back on, avoid the temptation to turn to unrealistic diet trends. Instead, schedule an appointment so we can determine the underlying problems that are preventing you from losing or maintaining weight. I look forward to helping you be your healthiest self.
In good health,