Stop Dieting – Diets are not 1 Size Fits All

Stop Dieting

I am not a big fan of diets especially that many have the misconception that diets can be summarized in a piece of paper. Each time you go, the doctor pulls out a paper and hands it on to you. On your way out, you will notice that everyone is holding the same paper.

If you have experience this situation before then know for a fact that’ you’re on the wrong track.

The reason is that diets assume that we all have the same bodies. Our metabolism is the same and that male’s burn fat the same way females do, not to mention your age or your daily activity level. It doesn’t matter, we all take the same diet and it should do its magic on all of us!

I am sorry to disappoint you, the only way to succeed in reaching your goals, is by finding what works specifically for YOU. Only proper body assessment can help you reach what you’re after.

Body Composition
Body Composition Sample

Assessments are on top of my priority list when working with my clients. Some people may just hate taking the time to fill my long questionnaires when they decide to book their first appointment online. Many have advised me to reduce the number of questions as people get bored. I believe that in order for a nutrition programme to be successful, all of these interpersonal factors have to be carefully considered and studied. The only way to do that is through a good assessment. So for example, a weight loss program for a 32 year-old mother of two that works part time, would be totally different from a program designed for a 26 year-old medical resident that works night shifts.

So my advise to you, next time you go to a nutritionist or dietitian do the following:
1- Ask about the assessment process
2- Make sure your doctor assesses your body composition
3- Watch out for the coloured paper

Until next time.

Shady Labib Nutrition

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Dr. Shady Labib, a certified nutritionist specializing in sports-nutrition and health coaching, believes that all conventional dieting methods with their associated mindsets have repeatedly proven to fail. He believes that true transformation lies in a real mindset change from dieting to body, mind and soul nourishing. He is a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, a member of the General Syndicate for Sports with a specialty in nutrition, and also has his BChD in Oral and Dental Medicine from Cairo University.