Nutritionists Answer Commonly Googled Dieting Questions

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If you are Googling about diet, you should understand that even though it's the information age, I call it the misinformation age. - My name is LeeAnn Weintraub and I'm a registered dietician in Los Angeles.  My name is Kevin Libby. I'm a nutritionist for PH2 Nutrition. and I provide nutrition counseling and consulting services to adults, families, businesses, and organizations.

Today, we're gonna be answering Googled questions about diet.   Registered dieticians like myself are food and nutrition experts, but we're not always big fans of diets. Diets often don't work, people fail at diets, and then, there's this kind of sad feeling of failure that comes along with that.  The word diet in general has got a connotation to it that is like, you know, people have to deal with restriction.

And I have my own saying, it's not about restriction, it's about consistency.  So, my approach is more of a lifestyle approach that focuses on balance, portion control, and eating healthy nutrient dense whole food. If you're following a diet and you're wondering if you can have a cheat day, the answer is  Well maybe. The leaner you are, the bigger cheat you can have. The heavier you are, the more it's a bad idea.  I would actually recommend looking at more like a splurge meal.

So a meal once a week,maybe twice where you're kind of looking forward to that, maybe indulging in something that's a little bit off your plan. I would say you wanna be careful with that. There's benefits to a lot of the healthy food groups like grains, like dairy products. And unless you have a food allergy or a food sensitivity, most of us need these healthy food groups for the micronutrients and the macronutrients that we need.

If you remove carbohydrates, you'll deplete glycogen storage. Your body will be forced to utilize fat for fuel but you can't under calorie. You don't wanna restrict calories too much. You wanna think about maybe getting the right amount for your body which often involves...

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Transcript Of Featured VideoIf you are Googling about diet, you should understand that even though it's the information age, I call it the misinformation age. - My name is LeeAnn Weintraub and I'm a registered dietician in Los Angeles.  My name is Kevin Libby. I'm a nutritionist for PH2 Nutrition. and I provide nutrition counseling and consulting services to adults, families, businesses, and organizations.Today, we're...

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