As we get rolling into 2023, many people are looking for new ways to improve their health and well-being. We spoke to Lucia Stansbie at Food Power Nutrition in London about what’s in store nutrition and diet-wise in 2023.
“As a trained nutritionist and nutritional therapist, I am always interested in the latest diet trends and what information is circulating on social media and in magazines. However, it’s important to approach these trends with a critical eye and to remember that not all diets are created equal.”
“One trend that has been gaining popularity in recent months is app-based behavioral change diets. These apps, which are often recommended by trainers and friends, provide a convenient way for people to track their food intake and set goals for their health. While these apps can be a great first step in changing one’s dietary habits, it’s important to be mindful of the “one size fits all” approach that many of them take and the focus on weight management only.”
“Another trend that has been gaining traction is meal replacement diets. These diets involve replacing meals with snacks or shakes and are often marketed as a quick fix for weight loss. While meal replacements can lead to weight loss, they lack the complexity of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that real food has. Additionally, they don’t help to improve one’s relationship with food or overall health, which can lead to the weight creeping back up once real food is reintroduced.”
“A trend that is particularly concerning is the use of diabetic drugs such as Ozempic for weight loss. These drugs, which are prescribed to type 2 diabetic patients to increase insulin secretion and decrease appetite, have been touted as a “Hollywood secret” behind many celebrities’ sudden weight loss. However, it’s important to remember that these drugs should only be taken with strict medical supervision and can have serious side effects. Taking these drugs without a prescription or without medical supervision can cause more harm than good.”
“Finally, another trend that has been growing in popularity is metabolism hacking diets. These diets involve using devices such as lumen and glucose monitors to track one’s metabolism and make adjustments to their diet and exercise regimen. While these devices can provide useful information, it’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diet and exercise. Additionally, it’s important to consult with a registered specialist before making drastic changes to your diet or exercise regimen.”
“In conclusion, it’s important to approach diet trends with a critical eye and to remember that not all diets are created equal. Additionally, it’s important to consult with a registered specialist before making drastic changes to your diet or exercise regimen. As we progress into the new year, let’s focus on finding sustainable and healthy ways to improve our overall well-being.”