Do NOT try Beyonce’s New Diet ️🏻♂️ In her recent documentary, “Homecoming”, Beyonce said that to lose weight she ate “No bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol” and that she was hungry 🤦🏻♂️ Lets drop some science about this diet 🔬
No carbs: Low-carb diets are not superior for weight loss or health outcomes. We have seen this across multiple studies, reviews, meta-analyses and the recent DIETFITS trial by Gardner et al. (2018) 🥯 No dairy: Regular consumption of dairy can help increase bone-mineral density and reduce risk of fractures. It’s VERY important that youth reach peak bone mineral density and consume sufficient calcium, vitamin D and protein (Eysteinsdottir et al., 2013) 🥛🧀 No sugar: Diets with low sugar are not superior to ones with higher sugar, as long as calories are equated and sugar is not displacing calories from other nutrient-rich foods (Gibson et al., 2018) No meat: Vegan diets do not result in better weight loss outcomes than omnivorous diets when calories are matched (Bennet et al., 2016) No fish: Regular fish consumption can reduce risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease. Omega fatty acids in fatty fish seem to be beneficial to human health (Zhao et al., 2016) No bread: Diets with no bread are not superior to diets with bread. In fact, restricting bread just makes people want bread even more (Kohen et al., 2012) 🥖 Please do NOT follow this new diet. It is VERY restrictive and not sustainable ️ If you want to improve dietary habits, use an inclusive approach where you add foods, not restrict them
Use an inclusive approach where you ADD fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality proteins, essential fatty acids and other nutritious foods INSTEAD of trying to restrict
Bennett, W. L., & Appel, L. J. (2015). Vegetarian Diets for Weight Loss: How Strong is the Evidence?. Journal of general internal medicine, 31(1), 9–10.
Eysteinsdottir et al. (2013). Milk consumption throughout life and bone mineral content and density in elderly men and women. Osteoporosis international 25(2), 663–672.
Gardner et al. (2018). Effect of low-fat vs low-carbohy - 11 minutes ago