The Diet That Worked For Your Co-Worker’s Friend’s Niece May Not Work For You

The diet that worked For your Co-worker's Friend's niece may not work for you

Unless you’ve created a non-diet bubble for yourself, you most likely hear stories about peoples’ diets on a regular basis. And you don’t just hear stories about their diets, you also hear stories about your co-worker’s friend’s niece’s diet and how cutting out sugar or gluten or dairy or red foods worked wonders for giving her energy, clearing up her skin, increasing her fertility, or losing weight. Through the grapevine, you hear only part of the story. You don’t hear about what the person actually did and didn’t eat, what their genetic makeup is, and what other confounding factors there were (did the person make any other changes at the same time as the diet). You also don’t know about their relationship with food.
So when you hear these stories, take it with a grain of salt. No one has found the miracle diet to treat and prevent all disease and you most likely won’t find out about it this way. If you have questions about a particular diet you hear about, take those questions to a registered dietitian nutritionist. We have more science based answers than your average person and can steer you in the right direction.


Struggling with your relationship to food and your body? Recovering from an eating disorder or chronic dieting and in search of an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian in the Centerport, New York area or virtually? Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!

Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving the Long Island, New York City, and New York State areas helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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