Join dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier for this free, one-hour webinar.
Are you interested in exploring popular commercial weight-loss diets and understanding what makes them so attractive to the mainstream population? This timely webinar will examine how each of these popular diets “works” and dive deep into the research that supports or disputes each diet.
Participants will be able to:
- Outline the differences between current popular weight-loss diets available today
- Report on the science related to different popular diets
- Discuss the potential impact of popular diets on overall health, wellness and long-term weight-loss goals
- Share knowledge on this topic with patients, clients, consumers, colleagues, students and others
This webinar is approved for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Meets learning codes 5370, 2000, 2070, 4000, and 4040.
- US News’ 41 Best Diets Overall
- 2015 Review of Commercial Diet Program Efficacy
- Obesity Action Coalition (nonprofit, national obesity awareness and support organization)
- National Weight Control Registry
- Science Magazine – Dietary Fat: From Foe to Friend
- Long-term Effects of Dieting: Is Weight Loss Related to Health?
- Staying Away from Fad Diets
- 5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet, and NIDDK on Choose a Safe Weight-Loss Program
- Today’s Dietitian Keto Diet Review, Jan 2019
- BMJ: 2013 Meta-analysis: Ketogenic diet vs. low-fat diet for long-term weight loss
- Am J Clin Nutr: Energy expenditure and body composition changes after isocaloric keto diet in overweight/obese men
Atkins/South Beach – Low Carbohydrate
- J Nutr: A carbohydrate-restricted diet alters gut peptides and adiposity signals in men and women with metabolic syndrome.
- JAMA: Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diet on 12 Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults; the DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial
- Cell Metabolism: Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity
- Br. J Nutr: The effect of intermittent energy & carbohydrate restriction v. daily energy restriction on weight loss & metabolic disease risk markers in overweight women
- J Strength Cond Res: Effects of a short-term carbohydrate-restricted diet on strength and power performance.
- Scientific American: 2013 article “How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer”
- Am J Clin Nutr: Meta-analysis: Paleolithic diet for metabolic syndrome
- Obesity Reviews: Hunter-gatherers as models in public health
- Food Sci & Human Nutr: Intermittent energy restriction for weight loss: Spontaneous reduction of energy intake on unrestricted days
- Ovid Database of Systematic Reviews: Meta-analysis of IF in overweight/obese men
- Cell Metabolism: Early Time-Restricted Feeding in Men with PreDiabetes
- Nature: Intermittent energy restriction improves weight loss efficiency in overweight men
- BMJ: Systematic review of the association between dietary acid load, alkaline water and cancer
- J Ren Nutr: Reducing the Dietary Acid Load: How a More Alkaline Diet Benefits Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease.
Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.
Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.
Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.
Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband.