Apparently Goop‘s weight loss advice is a pile of
One of the industry’s top nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert believes these responses can have negative impacts on the mental and physical health of the site’s readers.
Lambert explained to The Independent:
“Firstly it is important to note that fast ‘weight loss’ is often not body fat but the number on the scales shifting, often from water weight, which is why I always advocate a healthy balanced approach over time to losing actually body fat as weight. I am in complete shock that this article has been published as this has the potential to harm a lot of relationships with food.”
One of Anderson’s recommendations is that you can “jump-start” weight loss by working out every day, cutting gluten from your diet, and going “very low carb.”
Lambert says this doesn’t allow your body enough time to recover and the diet advice is “utterly scientifically incorrect”:
“In some cases the stress on the body alone may delay and hinder any desired weight loss … Numerous research has demonstrated that every diet, be it low carb, high carb, low fat or high fat will only work owed to overall energy reduction, not because of the food group itself … It is not sensible to eliminate whole food groups or make drastic dietary changes which are not sustainable – you may end up deficient in micronutrients and lacking important dietary diversity which aid gut bacteria.”
In response to Anderson’s claim that protein bars are “meal replacements for weight loss and weight management”, (even though “they aren’t good for the totality of your health”), Lambert suggests a balanced plate of vegetables, full of fibre, micronutrients, carbohydrate, and small amounts of healthy fat is a better option.
Ultimately, the are no quick fixes to weight loss:
“Quick fixes never last. They are just that: quick and not sustainable. In fact, they may end up affecting how you manage your weight long term.”
Be kind to your bodies, bbs!
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