Northwest Nutrition/AM Dietetics in the Media

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 14, 05:39 PM in and . No comments.

As part of my role as a British Dietetic Association spokesperson, I have been able to give a few quotes and comments to the media about food, nutrition and healthy eating. Today I am quoted in the Daily Mail.

Here is the article, a new star sign diet

Since its really difficult for journalists, despite their best efforts, to include whole quotes due to word restrictions, I thought I’d take the opportunity to post my full quote here.

Here’s my full quote :

“Although it’s true that we each may have individual dietary needs according our
lifestyles and that diet should always take an individual approach, we have absolutely no research science-base to say that those with different astrological signs need different diets.
The astro diet has some worrying features and Dietitians would never recommend
eliminating food groups, such as carbohydrates or dairy products which can provide vital vitamins and minerals. In the long term, avoiding whole food groups can lead to nutrient deficiencies.
It does, however, make some great suggestions like including plenty of fruit and
vegetables, lean meats and other lean protein sources, healthy fats in fish and avocado,planning ahead with meals and making time to eat, ditching high combination fat and sugary foods and for the Virgo – avoiding fad diets! Everyone should be following these suggestions for a healthy diet, whatever star sign you are.”

I certainly dont advocate “fad” diets and hope that everyone can see the good and bad in them. Some have some really sensible aspects, whereas others could prove dangerous if followed in the long term

Sensible eating and equality to all star signs, thats what Im about.
For the record, Im a virgo.

Tags: Fad Diets, Media

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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