Why Sound Nutrition Advice Just Isn't Sexy

March 13, 2015 1:51 PM

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We live in a culture where sex sells, and it’s no different when it comes to nutrition and weight loss. As a nutrition educator for over 15 years, I have been preaching “portion control” and “eating in moderation” for years, but the message just isn’t as exciting as others out there. Although many nutrition messages and weight loss gimmicks may appear to be more appealing, that doesn’t make them healthy or worth trying.

Our society tends to bash individual foods and categorize them as bad or good. These days, sugar is the ultimate recipient of media bashing with some folks taking extreme measures to avoid it. And added sugar isn’t the only type people are avoiding. Folks will eliminate all fruit because it contains...

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