There are many professionals who are considered experts in the field of food and nutrition. With so many different titles, it can be difficult for us to understand who does what, and more importantly, who to trust.
The rise of fitness and nutrition-related content on social media has blurred the lines even more, with bloggers and self-proclaimed ‘fitness gurus’ giving advice to their thousands of followers. But a fad diet is not healthy. The food and diet trends that circulate social media will normally lack scientific evidence and a lot of the time, the influencer is being paid to promote the product.
Simply put, diets and products that promote quick weight-loss, cleanses or cutting out whole food groups are not healthy and these diets are not balanced. People may claim these work, but unless they are a qualified nutrition professional, unfollow and ignore them.
What makes it difficult is that there is no legal definition of ‘nutritionist’ and there are...