FOUR WORDS NUTRITIONISTS HATE
1 / MODERATION “It’s way too abstract to be effective and it means different things to different people,” says dietician Keri Glassman. You’re better off specifying how many treats you can work into your plan – say, a glass of wine per day. 2 / REDUCED It’s a common sign on packaged foods. It could mean less kilojoules or fat, but the number could still be high, says Dr Melina Jampolis. Your best bet? Compare labels to see which offers less sugar, more fibre and less saturated fat to get a sense of the healthiest option. 3 / DETOX “When I hear this word, I want to scream!” says dietician Keri Gans. “No one needs to go on a food detox – your liver and kidneys are designed to filter toxins out automatically.” If you’re eating a lot of added sugar, you’ll feel less foggy if you cut back and add more fruit and veggies. 4 / GUILT-FREE “When you eat healthily, think of it as nourishing and empowering – not ‘good,’ which is a moral judgment,” says dietician Michelle Dudash. “And if you eat an indulgent – not ‘bad’ – food, just forget about it.” Use your next meal or snack to eat something nutritious.