“Certified Nutritionist” sounds impressive, doesn’t it? In reality, that title means nothing.
Negative Calorie Foods
You may remember the video where I debunked the myth about negative calorie foods.
You don’t? First of all you should really watch my videos and second it is like this: the idea is that certain foods use more energy in digestion than they contain and you most often hear this about foods that have a high amount of fiber.
Negative calorie food advocates claim that because of all the fiber the mere process of chewing and digesting these foods requires more energy than they come with.
Do they really? Nope. When calorie contents of foods are calculated, the amount of fiber in them is already taken into account – the fans of negative calorie foods simply try to substract the fiber twice.
A while ago I wrote a comment explaining this in response to this YouTube video, that according to its description is presented by a “registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist”. My comment never got published, even when others still got accepted.
Which makes me wonder where and from whom this nutritionist and dietitian got her title, because there is no respectable university in the world that teaches the existence of negative calorie foods. Nor is there a single crumb of scientific evidence for it – which probably explains why no one teaches it.
Anyone who feels like it can call himself a “licensed nutritionist,” because the title is not protected. Send me an email, ask me nicely and I’ll print out a nice license stating that you know awfully awesome stuff about food.
Check And Recheck!
In nutrition, the only title with meaning is that of a “certified dietician.” That’s the only that is protected and requires going through some hefty exams. Those are the people who know some real stuff about healthy nutrition.
Don’t blindly believe in a title, crosscheck half a dozen times whatever you are supposed to believe!