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Topic: Pro Athlete Story - July 02 2021
Dangers of the Word Diet

Diet culture has been around for a while now. Plastered all over social media and advertised as one of the main ways to lose weight or attain the societal standard body type. However, the use of the word diet can be dangerous. Especially when it comes to weight loss and what it is we are really trying to achieve. Elite runner and registered dietician specializing in sports nutrition, Maddie Alm, gives us some insight into the dangers of the word diet and the action of dieting. She also suggests some alternative language and ways we can change our body composition.

& Maddie Alm, RD

VIS Expert

Topic: Pro Athlete Story

July 02 2021

First and foremost, the meaning of the word diet and the topic of nutrition has become complicated and loaded with societal pressures. The word diet is actually a noun and not a verb, really meaning what it is you eat. When it comes to nutrition and diet people tend to think of food in binary ways - good or bad foods, foods we should and shouldn't eat. In reality, there is no such thing as “bad” food, of course unless it’s spoiled! Maddie also highlights that there is a lack of scienti...
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