Decoding Popular Diets: Cleansing

Decoding Popular Diets: Cleansing

Big event coming up? Or feeling lethargic and bloated from indulging a little too much?  Time for a quick fix!  Right?  We've all been there - grasping for that miracle food, drink, supplement or diet that will whip us into shape in a few short days.  Whatever you desire - weight loss, energy, clear skin - there's probably a cleanse out there boasting that it can make those dreams come true...and in only 3 days!  Before you get started, let's review what cleanses entail along with their actual detox potential.  

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Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

I love talking about food - from kale salads to peanut butter pie and from #trending superfoods to the staples of grandma's kitchen pantry.  So, when I meet new people and they discover I'm a dietitian, I genuinely welcome the flood of questions that I usually receive.  Often they've read or heard of a bite (ha!) of nutrition news and want my take on its validity.  Sometimes there's merely a whisper of hope that it's true (does drinking red wine match the benefits of working out?) and other times there's real interest in pursuing the plan (will removing dairy from my diet improve my digestion?).  The most frequent topics posed, however, include overall diet approaches such as going gluten-free or adopting the paleo diet, which leads me to the beginning of an exciting new series!

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