According to registered dietitian nutritionist Abbigail Hickey, restrictive diets can have unwanted repercussions and put people at risk of harm. People should instead adopt an inclusive diet plan that includes three meals and two to three snacks daily, with four to five food groups in each meal. Restrictive diets, like low-carb, low-fat, keto, cleanses and detoxes can have unwanted repercussions and restrict an individual’s intake of nutrients or food groups and can reduce calorie and energy uptake.
Lightbulb Moment: Another sound voice against exclusionary diets. Long term they have little or no efficacy and short term they can be dangerous. Restrictive diets are the bullies on the playground that disguise themselves as your best friend.