When it comes to diets, there’s a world of misinformation out there. Magazines, blogs, and social media promise health and happiness with “superfoods,” juice cleanses, “clean” eating, and more. There’s so much information available that it can be hard to cut through the fiction to get to the facts. This week on Meat and Three we dig into diets, differentiating facts and fiction and taking a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Zoe Denckla investigates just what the ubiquitous calorie means. Sara Mathes explores how a diet can treat IBS. Briana Brady bravely dives into diet culture on social media and what it means for our brains and our stomachs and Amandha Silva consults an expert on eating anxiety and how we can best cope with it.
For more statistics on dieting, check out the CDC report on weight loss attempts among adults in the US between 2013 and 2016. The statistic used in the show was calculated by taking those who reported “ate less” as their method for weight loss and multiplying it by the total percentage who reported trying to lose weight in the study to find the percentage of the whole.
To learn about Eric Ravussin and his research on metabolism and diet, check out his profile here. Read even more about the origins of the calorie and atwater’s discoveries here. To get a full description of the metabolic chamber, check out this page.
Dr. Charlotte Markey is the author of two books for adolescents: The Body Image Book for Girls and Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys. Take a look at some of her research here.
For more information on the low-fodmap diet developed at Monash University click here. And for more on Dr. Jane Muir’s work, click here.
Go here for more info about Katy Zanville and her practice.
And if you are struggling with eating anxiety or disordered eating, you can find resources at The National Eating Disorders Hotline.
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