One common query that often presents itself in our nutrition sessions is how bodies maintain their ideal body weight. A myth most often related and recounted is that weight maintenance is simply the sum of calories consumed versus the calories expended. If we consume more than we burn we will gain weight.
The Ketogenic or “Keto” Diet has been getting a lot of buzz recently. Essentially, the method includes a low-carb, moderate protein, high fat diet. Many people are using this fad diet for quick fix weight loss. However, I and other eating disorder savvy nutritionists are against the approach. While the science behind “Keto” has been clinically indicated in some very special circumstances, this diet is not sustainable for the general public nor safe for those recovery from eating disorders.
As a registered dietitian, I often get asked questions about various heath and nutrition trends. One popular health trend that has surfaced over the past decade is adopting a gluten free diet. While gluten free products were once confined to health food stores and specialty shops, now most restaurants and mainstream supermarkets offer several gluten free options.