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fad diets

Food & nutrition
August 25, 2017

How to make sense of the internet diets

Simply type in the word “diet” into Google and within 0,43 seconds you will be met with over 698,000,000 results. It’s no wonder you’re confused. Dietary guidelines change... a lot. You’d be forgiven for wanting to throw in the towel and simply do your own thing. You wouldn’t be alone either. One survey found that people are so confused by what food is considered “good” or “bad” they find it easier to figure out their income taxes! Why so much confusion? First, we were told to stay away from eggs, but now they’re “eggcellent”. Then we were told fat was…
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Food & nutrition
February 9, 2017

Why do we go nuts over diet fads?

By now we should know, right? The cabbage soup diet. Three days of water only. Take this pill and lose the belly. From pill-popping to extreme exercising, we’ve been inundated with folklore around quick (miraculous, even!) fixes for health issues. The problem is, rarely do they work. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Of course there are shortcuts, but they are neither healthy, nor long-lasting. Why are we always lured in, though? Probably in large part because we are used to instant gratification. It’s our default setting. We order items online and receive them within…
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