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Episode 36. What Diet is Best for Weight Loss? Q&A with Tedi Nikova RD

The question that everyone is wondering: what diet is best for weight loss?

We discuss the fact that the best eating plan for you is the one that is going to be sustainable for the rest of your life. That’s going to require learning some behavioural tools, like flexible restraint, planning in advance, knowing your high risk time, urge surfing…. But if you’re still trying to figure out whether it’s keto, or paleo, or Whole30, or vegetarian, then you’re looking in the wrong place!

Tedi takes us through the 3 layers of the appetite system and how to formulate an eating plan that helps to balance out hormones and neurotransmitters. What does that mean for you? Feeling more full, having more energy, and experiencing fewer food cravings. Win!

We talk about the low carb movement and the dieting mindset that “carbs are bad”. Where this belief comes from and how we evolved from the low fat movement. We break down the science behind the effect of carbs on your body and how to appropriately include them in your eating plan.

Finally, we discuss the differences and similarities between eating for weight loss and maintenance, and how to ensure that you lost weight for the last time.


Tedi Nikova is a Registered Dietitian working at the High Metabolic Clinic as one of the Dietitians and Coaches in our Best Weight Program. She is passionate about helping women heal their relationship with food and manage emotional eating behaviours. Follow her on instagram @tedinikova_rd