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Truth about Diets and Food Trends

Keeping up with all the latest food trends can be exhausting. It seems like every day there is something new in the world of food and nutrition, from new super foods to the next best diet. The low carb diet, the paleo diet, the gluten free diet, the Atkins diet, the south beach diet - everyone who is anyone seems to be on one. But the truth is, you don’t need to be!

Following a healthy diet will provide more benefits to your body than following a trendy diet.
See Dietitians of Canada’s opinion on low carb diets.

The media makes diets appear to be very effective and simple, some people may even find they work. But the truth is, they are not sustainable over a long period of time and when you stop following the diet it is common to gain all the weight back.

As a result, trying to consistently live a healthy lifestyle is the best method for healthy weight loss and overall health. This includes being active every day and eating a well balanced diet.

The University of Alberta offers nutrition counseling sessions that can help you to achieve your best body weight the healthy way. Visit Activity Registration and try one of our programs. Allow a registered dietitian help you meet your goals!