International No Diet Day
Mary Evans Young created International No Diet Day in 1992 to counter extreme weight loss techniques. Since then, this day is celebrated every year on May 6. Although the movement was launched to challenge female stereotypes, eating disorders are becoming more and more common among men. Today, International No Diet Day concerns everyone.
Nautilus Plus, with its Zero Diet ® nutrition brand, has the key value of helping their clients to get in shape as much through healthy eating as through training. This being said, our nutritionists are working very hard to provide their clients with the best possible strategies for reaching their weight loss goals without imposing severe restrictions. So we proudly support International No Diet Day.
THE ZERO DIET APPROACH ®
Why use the Zero Diet ® approach rather than a diet? Here is a list that compares the two.
Diets that require drastic calorie restriction eventually lower the body’s basal metabolism. The body adjusts to the slower metabolism by burning fewer calories, which somewhat defeats the purpose of the diet.
With the Zero Diet® approach basal metabolism and calorie burning are not negatively affected.
Diets ban many foods. The guilt you suffer when you succumb to a “forbidden” food (and everyone does) is unbearable, and the stress that follows can drive you to start eating too much or poorly again.
Nutritionists working with the Zero Diet® approach do not ban foods. You can eat a cake or other sweet treat from time to time without feeling guilty, and will probably eat less too.
Diets make it almost impossible to attend a social event since most of the food is usually “forbidden” food.
Nutritionists will teach you to tune in to your body’s needs, and you will then be able to eat appropriately when you go out.
Some diets require cutting out certain food groups. The body will then lack several essential nutrients required for proper functioning. This causes fatigue and irritability.
The Zero Diet® approach provides everything the body needs to keep energy levels high all day long.
Diets make you lose a lot of water and muscle mass. What’s more, as soon as you go back to your former eating habits, you’re likely to put all the weight back on again, and more!
Nutritionists, on the other hand, will teach you how to lose weight once and for all by progressively reducing body fat and by permanently improving your eating habits.
It’s up to you!
Start a diet and then put the weight back on again a few weeks later OR change your eating habits, slowly but surely, with the help of a nutritionist? This latter approach will lead to lasting results while improving your overall health.
I suggest you read the following articles penned by my colleagues, nutritionists, and Karine Larose:
I also suggest you read the touching testimonial by “tatouée maman” who adopted the Zero Diet ® weight loss approach. Supervised by a personal trainer and nutritionist, Lee took on the Nautilus Plus super challenge. (In French only):
Alyssa Fontaine, P.Dt., nutritionist for Zero Diet
The Zero Diet brand is first and foremost the conviction that healthy eating is a primary factor to attaining a healthy weight and a balanced lifestyle. Thus, we offer nutrition counselling with nutritionists who are members of the OPDQ with our Zero Diet nutrition program in our centers and in companies. We have also developed a healthy frozen food product line that fulfills rigorous nutritional criteria as well as two healthy Zero Diet cookbooks.