Weight-loss enthusiasts told to shun fad diets.
By Minerva Newman
CEBU CITY - The Regional Nutri-tion Committee (RNC) has adopted the National Nutrition Council (NNC) policy statement against fad diets to protect the public and guide nutrition and health practitioners in dealing with people who adhere to such weight loss gimmicks.
Resolution #4 said fad diets are not recommended for weight loss since it could pose health risks and dangers. The NNC recommended instead a holistic, sustainable, adequate and nu-tritionally balanced diet complemented with an active lifestyle.
Parolita Mission, RNC secretary, said the resolution also talked about addressing obesity "through the pro-motion of healthier food environments and food system and public awareness through behavior-change communica-tions."
It listed all the pros and cons of fa-mous fad diets and how they affect the human body. It also gives a guide for the general public on how to maintain good health through a sample meal plan and
Adopting the NNC Governing Board Resolution No. 4 series of 2018, the Central Visayas Nutrition Committee ordered the widespread dissemination of the statement in the region to guide "dieters" make the right decisions whether they want to lose or gain weight or need a special therapeutic diet.
Mission said the RNC called on its member agencies, its network and the academe to conduct activities to keep the public informed.
"Trends may come and go but nothing beats the classic. In nutrition, classic means sticking to the recipe for good old healthy lifestyle: Balanced diet and regular physical activity," Mis-sion said.