FTFs to present at The International Congress of Dietetics, Granada, Spain, 6th September 2016

We are delighted to have been asked to speak at the ENDietS student congress at ICD 2016. We look forward to discussing the importance of regulated and evidence-based nutritional information in the media and the impact that RDs and RD2bs can have on social media. We will be regularly posting from ICD via our website…

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Raspberry Ketone Review

Do diet pills do the deed?!

🔍  FTFs asks the REAL nutrition experts: Does sensationalism = sexy? 

Given the amount of time we spend glued to our screens, it is unsurprising that the media plays a large role in influencing and shaping our lives. Whilst there is no single cause of disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, research has shown that exposure to the media contributes towards unhealthy eating habits and body insecurities…

Fight the Fads: Gluten-Free Diets

Should I be eating gluten?!

Gym talk: The GOMAD diet: Gallon of milk a day- does it work?!

What is the GOMAD diet?This internet phenomenon involves drinking a gallon of whole milk a DAY for 25 days (in addition to your normal meals). The diet promises 25lb weight gain in 25 days. Hard gainers often struggle to get enough calories to meet their needs. Therefore, this diet is promoted as a quick, cheap…

The rise of the nutrition gurus

A post courtesy of The Angry Chef

Fighting the fads: Dairy-Free Diets

WHEN IS A DAIRY FREE DIET NECESSARY? Only in individuals who have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance or cow’s milk allergy. Evidence suggests that a small minority of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may report relief from symptoms when eliminating dairy. However, further research is required. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DAIRY ALLERGY AND…

Fighting the fads: Sugar-free diets

WHAT IS A SUGAR FREE DIET? There have been a lot of media articles recently discussing the benefits of a sugar free diet. In nutrition , the term ‘sugar’ is the common name for ‘glucose’, which is the simplest form of carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates, such as starch (found in foods like pasta and rice) are…

Complete Nutrition ‘Student of the Year Award’ shortlisting 2016

Fight the Fads are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2016 CN Award ‘Student of the Year’. We would like to congratulate our fellow nominees- Ravi Nagar and Rona Antoni, and thank all our followers that voted for us. Please note that voting is now closed and winners will be announced in the September edition…

Fad Alert- The Grapefruit Diet

You’ve probably heard of this one – versions of it have been around since 1930! Supporters of the grapefruit diet believe that grapefruit contains a fat burning enzyme that will help burn fat quicker and encourage followers to eat half a grapefruit before every meal. Sounds good. What does the evidence say? Randomised control trials…