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Diet Mistake

Believing that what works for a friend or family member will work for you

CONTRIBUTOR Megan Shanahan, RD, LD

THE FLAW: Inspiration can certainly be found in someone else’s success story and routine. The fault lies in thinking that what has worked for someone else will work the same way for you. There is no “one size fits all” approach to nutrition and achieving a healthy weight. “We’re individualized in what we need to achieve optimal wellbeing,” says Roper St. Francis Healthcare dietitian Megan Shanahan. “Personal health history, genetics, metabolism and environment all factor into a routine that will help you thrive.”

THE FIX: Inspiration can certainly be found in someone else’s success story and routine. The fault lies in thinking that what has worked for someone else will work the same way for you. There is no “one size fits all” approach to nutrition and achieving a healthy weight. “We’re individualized in what we need to achieve optimal wellbeing,” says Roper St. Francis Healthcare dietitian Megan Shanahan. “Personal health history, genetics, metabolism and environment all factor into a routine that will help you thrive.”

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