It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle
“I wish clients understood that losing weight is about more than the number on the scale. Following fad diets may promote quick weight loss but typically results are fleeting and may lead to even greater weight gain once you resume your usual eating patterns. To lose weight for good, you need to adopt an all-around lifestyle change that includes what you eat, how you prepare food, and how often you move your body.” —Chanté Wiegand, ND, Naturopathic Doctor and Director of Education at The Synergy Company.
There is no perfect diet
“There is no one-size-fits-all weight loss diet for everyone. Ketogenic, Paleo, low fat, vegan—the options are numerous. But you must take into account the individual’s overall health concerns in the context of their weight loss strategy. What works for one person may make someone else ill or may simply not be effective.” —Dr. Wiegand. These are the diet tips nutritionists won’t tell you for free.
Diet is more important than exercise
“You cannot outrun a bad diet. So many clients think because they sweat it out in the gym they can eat whatever they want. While fitness is essential for heart health and functionality, it is important to note that 80 percent of weight loss is diet.” —Suzanne Fisher, MS, RD, LDN Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist.