The internet can only get you so far. Find out how a dietitian “screens” websites for trustworthy nutrition information.
Remember that your current health status doesn’t fit into a box.
Your health is systemic. When determining a nutrition plan, we look at the whole picture of your health across all body systems.
- Are your symptoms connected?
- What is your medical history?
- What is your risk for medical conditions?
When reading an article online, remember that the writer has chosen just one topic. Their recommendations may not apply to your unique situation.
Look out for misinformation.
There are plenty of companies trying to get your money for products or diets that don’t work. Some diets and supplements could cause your body harm.
- Does the site advertise a quick fix?
- Are side effects and interactions disclosed?
- Are they advertising a sustainable way of life?
If a website is offering a quick fix solution without any warnings or disclaimers, it might be too good to be true. A good product will explain why the product works and will have clinical research to back it up. If you’re not sure, you can always ask us at TNT to take a look!
Is it a trusted website?
Try to avoid “.com” websites. Instead, look for government and medical agencies.
- Centers for Disease Control
- USDA/ MyPlate
- Food and Drug Administration
- National Institute of Health
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Heart Association
Ask your TNT provider which resources they recommend.
Personalization is Key.
While we encourage you to do your own research, we’re here to give you trusted nutrition information and help you customize it to your needs.
You are not your health status.
You are not your body fat percentage.
You are not your disease.
You are multi-faceted.