The Check Out Line is not where you get Nutrition Advice

Updated: Oct 14, 2021


Ever notice them as you're waiting in line to check out at the grocery store?


No, I am not talking about the candy that lines the check out or the batteries and chaptstick...


I am talking about the OBNOXIOUS diet magazines begging you to open them with catchy headlines like:


"DROP 14 POUNDS IN 3 DAYS!"


"INTERMITTENT FASTING: BURN FAT, DETOX YOUR BODY AND NEVER BE HUNGRY!"


"THE SIMPLE WEIGHT LOSS TRICK THAT HAS YOU LOSING 20 POUNDS IN A WEEK"


all of these are tempting and intriguing aren't they? BUT, you have to be smarter than that.


These magazines often quote random websites that have no nutrition professional like a registered dietitian writing them, PLUS they aren't scientifically proven ways to help your body lose weight effectively.


You even find these advertisements sent to your email inbox without subscribing to any of these tricks or schemes at all, they’ve even encroached upon your pleasure reading in the latest magazines!


They are put right at the check out to make you feel guilty for some of the foods you're buying and coerce you into getting results fast with crappy ideas


The reason that NONE of these tactics actually work for you is that you're done quick weight loss schemes your entire life and you've gained the weight back.


To effectively lose weight, you're going to need a slow and sustainable process, not dropping 15 pounds overnight! Often times, these protocols are chugging gross liquids all day, fasting or eating foods you don't like, which make them hard to stick with and be successful with. Hence why theres a new magazine and claim every week out there!


These articles also never show you how to successfully come off of the diet and maintain the loss. Why? Because many people never reach the point where they are ready to maintain! You're stuck on this diet indefinitely until you get burnt out.


The magazine rack is not where you should get your nutrition guidance, a Registered Dietitian is!


What's the most ridiculous claim you've seen before?