Dietary mistakes can be divided into two categories – cognitive and contentual.
While some still don't know who a nutritionist is and what he does, most ask themselves whether they need it or is it worth the financial investment. Here I'll try to show why that's a smart move for maintaining and improving your health, both physical and psychological, regardless of your (existing or not) knowledge about diet.
Terms healthy and proper diet are often interchanged freely. In practice, there is no difference, but I'd like to write a few words on their meanings. Up until recently I avoided the term healthy and utilized the term proper, simply because I hadn't completely made up my mind on what the definition of health should be. I still haven't, but sometimes you need to compromise.
During my college days at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology (University of Zagreb), I had my lunch and dinner in the student canteen. I was warned almost instantly that canteen food was horrible, unhealthy, toxic, cancerogenic, other-currently-popular-words. Even though I supported this viewpoint in the beginning, as I educated myself more I started to question it.
Adolescence marks the period between childhood and adulthood filled with physiological, psychological, and sociological changes. It begins with puberty, but its ending is hard to define because it does not depend on the end of physical growth only, but also on cultural changes such as getting a job and moving out of the parents' home.
I hope that the question mark at the end of this tedious cliché made you click the article and read it. I've always had an issue with this statement. It is so widespread among fellow nutritionists, doctors, and of course, laymen journalists, that it is often posed (and, unfortunately, used) as the motto of nutrition science.