On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is joined in the studio by nutritionist and food writer Kristin Wartman to discuss foodiness fad diets. What famous diets are real food, and which ones are foodiness? Why do all of these fad diets use terrible ingredients and preservatives in their food? Tune in to learn about the importance of cutting out refined carbs and sugars and incorporating real fats and cholesterol. Hear why Subway might not be as “fresh” as you think. Don’t touch that dial- find out what Slimfast and infant formula have in common. Erica and Kristin call for a cultural shift that needs to occur for the physical and mental health of our society. This episode has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“The answers that foodiness creates for its own problem: diets and diet products.” [4:20] — Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real

“Pesticides and fungicides that are sprayed on commercial crops are, in fact, obesogens.” [7:05]

“It’s important that children and teens get fat and cholesterol. These are things that we need for our brain and all of the cells in our body.” [19:40]

Kristin Wartman on Let’s Get Real