Nutritional experts say that diets promising quick and easy weight loss are not the long-term solution for losing weight. These trendy diets not only fail but can also be dangerous.

Newport's Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital will offer a better solution this Wednesday, July 10, with "Fad-Free Fabulous Diet," a free seminar facilitated by registered dietitian Alesha Orton.

Orton, a 14-year registered dietitian, has counseled Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital patients on nutritional issues for the past four years.

“There is so much emphasis on weight loss in our culture," she said, "it’s understandable that people grasp at options for quick weight loss, but those diets do not make sound nutritional sense, and can actually do harm to your body,"

Orton will discuss what makes a fad diet, and why they should be avoided as well as exploring the ways in which people should eat, whether they want to lose weight or not.

The free seminar will run from 5:30 to 7 pm, at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth Street, Newport. Registration is not required.

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