Dietitian reveals major problem with this ‘flexible’ diet

Another day… another diet. It seems a week doesn’t go by without another celebrity diet being spruiked as the cure to all weight loss troubles.

The Dubrow Diet is the latest in this series of fads. But does it have any merits?

First of all, the Dubrow diet is based around two of this year’s favourite diets – intermittent fasting + keto. You can read more details on this particular diet here, but essentially the diet has three phases where various methods of time restricted eating and low carb meals are included.

So my thoughts? Lets break it down…

Read more stories like this: ‘The 5:2 diet works, but it’s no walk in the park’. Plus, Everything you need to know about the Dubrow Diet.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting actually has some solid research behind it as an effective method for weight loss, and a host of other health benefits.

Time restricted feeding using the 16:8 approach is something I do recommend to some individuals, due to some of these benefits, and as it can work well lifestyle-wise for some individuals. However, for weight loss specifically, it is not any more effective than following a lower calorie diet, nor is it for everyone. You can see my thoughts on that here.

Keto

Whilst it works for some people, this style of diet is not something I recommend for weight loss. To be truly keto is difficult to manage for most individuals, and can have some rather unpleasant side effects (think headaches, poor sleep, irritability).

My key concern with keto style diets is long-term impact on gut health. Cutting whole grains from your diet can have a significant impact on the type and quantity of bacteria in the gut as fibre and prebiotic starch are also significantly reduced.

Anything else to consider?

My key concern with any diet is long-term impact on relationship with food. It’s been proven again and again that short term weight loss diets do not work. When they don’t work, the individual will often feel they have failed and place blame on themselves. This exacerbates poor or difficult relationships with food.

The best diet for you is one that provides you with all the nutrients your body needs so you are performing at and feeling your best, and that is easy for you to sustain in the long term.

Rather than following strict rules from a celebrity, let’s go back to basics. Eat well, most of the time. Get enough sleep. Be active on a regular basis. Repeat.


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