When it comes to weight loss, the principle is just one: eat in a calorie deficit. Put in simple terms,
consume fewer calories than you burn.
When it comes to methods and diets, on the other hand, there are a million and one. Keto, low-carb, low-fat, intermittent fasting, meal replacements… you name it.
There isn’t one specific diet or dieting method that is superior to others. There are simply methods that work better or worse for YOU as an individual.
Each method can have pros and cons. But when it comes to losing weight we want to look at two main factors: a healthy, varied and balanced diet, and one that you can see yourself sticking to in the long run.
A rigid diet that cuts out lots of foods or food groups might help you lose weight but could have a negative impact on your health and the results are likely to be short-lived once you reintroduce those foods..
On the other hand, a diet that can ensure optimum nutrition on paper but you don’t enjoy, will likely lead you to pile the weight back on as you revert to a lifestyle that aligns more with you.
As nutritionists, we know that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.
Unless we have a particular reason to advise a specific type of diet, we prefer to give guidelines, tips and information so that our client’s weight loss journey can fit into their lifestyle, instead of them having to squeeze into a small box.
While not ideal for everyone and only recommended after a good screening, we know that calorie counting can work for lots of people.
Does this mean you should be doing it?
No, not necessarily.
This being said, there are some people that we’d advice against this method:
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