Today we are rating and reviewing the 3 worst diets disguised as intuitive eating in 2021.
Lets dive right in because we have lots to discuss:
Coming in third place:
This is a diet (yes a diet) from Beachbody.
The creator has her own weight loss story and uses this to sell the program.
A lot of the messaging does sound so appealing – never be hungry and still lose weight, live your life and still lose weight, it sounds so good. Honestly even when I read it I have a moment of hope. But then the truth comes crashing in.
Here are some other things that it says:
What to eat first at every meal to lose weight
What to order first at a restaurant to lose weight
“Dozens of my proven weight loss secrets” , if anyone ever promotes their weight loss program or tips as secrets – they lying. Anything that actually worked would be such big news it would not be a secret.
Then it says “results may vary based on starting point, effort and following Beachbody’s exercise and healthy eating plan” – okay soooo a diet.
Then it says it again – get my secrets to results that last a lifetime. If its a secret its a lie.
Then as we go into the website you see that she also has packages that include the beachbody shakes – it gets more diety the deeper you dig.
And this is all to say: WE KNOW this sounds appealing for many, this is the problem. Diets disguise themselves as not diets, as something different and this is what leads people down the road an extra 5 years thinking – oh maybe this ones the answer, maybe this one….
It’s really harmful.
We want to confirm that this is a diet and pursuing weight loss leads to the same results no matter the name of it.
Runner up is:
It is advertised as: “A clear but flexible, four week plan combining intuitive eating with intermittent fasting and Ketotarian foods. It’s designed to optimize our wellbeing and set us up to feel our best for all the other weeks to come. This is not a book of dogma. It will not punish you or restrict you. “
You’ll notice these are ALL buzz words and this description doesn’t really say anything.
Dr. Will Cole, the author of this book (who is not a medical doctor by the way, he is a quote “leader in functional medicine – his bio on instagram says intuitive fasting + ketotarian + inflammation spectrum (the buzz words that mean nothing.. honestly).
The contradictions here are astounding:
Dr. Will Cole says – Not everyone is created equal- The realization that everyone is created differently. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to getting well. What works for one person can flare other’s triggers. To treat symptoms and ailments, functional medicine uses herbal botanical medicine, lifestyle modifications, supplements and medications when needed to regain health.
Yet I have written a 4 week plan that you should all BUY!
There is no such thing as intuitive fasting. This is like saying be a vegetarian and eat meat – nope not possible. No matter how hard you sell it.
The word intuitive is used here because they know that intuitive eating is on the rise in popularity and strict diets are on the outs.
What it actually is:
This program is actually just 3 of the more popular ways of eating right now, intermittent fasting, intuitive eating and keto (obviously one of these things is not like the other) – and smashing them together to sell something.
This program is nothing new, there is nothing intuitive about it and it’s in fact very harmful.
Diets suck. We know that.
AND the reason these specific diets are the most harmful is because they are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. People who are embarking on the journey to become an intuitive eater often still want to lose weight – so someone coming along and saying Hey, don’t worry you can be intuitive-ish and still fast and eat keto,
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