Dietitians Review Wellness Trends of 2022 | Biohacking, Low Carb, Greens Powders, Carnivore Diet
There are numerous wellness trends floating around social media and it’s hard to tell which ones are helpful and which ones are harmful. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and a bit lost with all the wellness information out there, then this episode is for you. Illa and TMN Coach Hannah join forces today and weigh in on the wellness trends submitted by the Millennial Nutritionist community. Tune in to hear their thoughts on a wide variety of wellness topics ranging from different diets (carnivore diet, low carb) to biohacking to villainizing certain ingredients (sugar, additives). Plus they discuss the controversy around weight and Taylor Swift’s newest music video.
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Taylor Swift Article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/oct/27/taylor-swift-edits-anti-hero-music-video-fat-bathroom-scales
3 Things to note about current wellness trends include:
Anything that cuts out fruits and vegetables is not a good idea. For many of these fad diets, it’s important to look at who developed it and whether it is something that is in your best health interest in the long term. If the diet was created by someone other than a food scientist or registered dietitian, then it might not be backed by science and therefore not good for your health long term.
Instead of villainizing a certain ingredient such as processed sugar and cutting it from your diet, it is more helpful to look at your overall health habits. How often are you exercising? Are you skipping meals and overeating? Looking at the big picture of health will give you better results in the long term than cutting out one specific ingredient.
For supplements like sea moss or specialized ingredients such as alkaline water, or lion’s mane mushrooms, it’s important to remember that these are not key components to weight loss or healthy lifestyles. If you have extra income, there is no harm in trying them but they won’t be the key to changing your life. A good rule of thumb is to consider ingredients that humans would traditionally eat from the land, animals, etc. Losing weight in a sustainable way shouldn’t come in a powdered form or necessarily break the bank.
Hi! I’m Illa (MS, RDN) and I am a Registered Dietitian who provides weight loss coaching for millennials. There are so many health companies and fad diets out there that want to convince you to buy their products, but I’m here to show you that you don’t need any products to lose weight! It just takes a little behavior change and food tracking.
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