Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

Just because an account has a blue checkmark doesn’t mean it knows all

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I don’t follow this twitter account but after a seeing a retweet of this (fortunately not in a complimentary manner):

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Yes, many of us have experienced workouts where we felt like we were going to vomit. However, that’s no reason to push your body beyond its limits. Listen to your body. Enjoy exercise!

I had to peruse the timeline… I found an interesting mix of decent advice and misinformation. Here are just a few of the worst offenders I found in a quick scroll:

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There is nothing wrong with using butter sparingly. Yes, extra virgin olive oil is a healthy choice. However, at high temperatures it breaks down, making it less healthy for us. Also, consuming too much of any type of fat (or food) ignores one of the most important edicts of a healthy diet: variety.

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Again, red meat can be a part of a healthy diet. But… It doesn’t have to be. We should consume a variety of sources of protein and red meat is wholly unnecessary.

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Common myth. Previously written about here.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

3 thoughts on “Just because an account has a blue checkmark doesn’t mean it knows all

  1. I used to follow this account but when I saw that “run till you puke and die” tweet I was surprised by how offended I was and unfollowed immediately! How did they even get a little blue check?

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    • I think it was your retweet that alerted me to the account! :)
      It’s a pity because they have some good advice on there interspersed with terrible tips. No wonder people are so confused!

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