Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat

I haven’t read this book yet, but I like the title.  Darn, it’s the book I wish I diet-myths-that-keep-us-fat1would have written.  But there are lots of other myths out there to tackle!    It looks like from Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s appearance on Today that she focuses on debunking these myths…

Myth 1:  Your weight is your fault
Myth 2:  Your body shape doesn’t matter
Myth 3:  Calories don’t count
Myth 4:  Carbs are bad for you
Myth 5:  Carbs are good for you
Myth 6:  Diet drugs are a magic bullet
Myth 7:  Dieting is all you need to lose weight
Myth 8:  Supplements will make you thin and happy

I liked a lot of the things she had to say…

  • Many of us have been fed bad information about diet, nutrition and weight loss.  Bad information means bad choices, and bad choices mean bad results — or no results.  You can’t get in shape and stay healthy unless you know the truth.
  • Make informed decisions using sound, straightforward information.  Question whether a popular diet will really work for you.
  • Learn to make a friend of food and exercise.  This will allow you to safely sprinkle the not-so-healthy stuff through your diet and not feel deprived.
  • Escape the forbidden-food mentality, allow yourself some leeway and learn to enjoy food again.
  • It’s not about becoming supermodel thin or adhering to someone else’s ideal — it’s about being healthy and feeling great.  And it’s never too late to begin the journey.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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