7 shocking weight loss mistakes even food experts fall for
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Weight loss mistakes made by food experts
The adage “Do as I say, not as I do” applies to nutrition and diet advice as much as anything else. Even nutritionists can’t estimate kilojoules correctly, explains nutrition professor Marion Nestle, PhD, in her book Why Calories Count.
In one experiment, nutritionist Lisa Young found that when dietitians were asked to estimate the number of kilojoules in several fast-food meals during a meeting of the American Dietetic Association, they underestimated the amount by about 30 percent. What’s more, even the most well-meaning health experts may give outdated advice. Read on to learn the biggest weight loss mistakes even health professionals make – and how to outsmart them.