Blue Cross Dietitian Featured in Women's Health Magazine

Blue Cross Dietitian Featured in Women's Health Magazine

Grace Derocha a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, was recently a featured expert discussing the pros and cons of a dissociated diet for Women’s Health Magazine online.

The primary theory of a dissociated diet is to only eat one food group at a time to balance metabolic enzymes.

Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, Blue Cross

Grace Derocha is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Derocha, along with several other experts, weigh in on the positive and negative effects that a dissociated diet can have on the body. Dissociative dieting encourages eating whole foods, while limiting processed foods, fats, and starches. By focusing on one food group at a time you will consume fewer calories, while potentially trying new foods you don’t normally eat. The downside of a dissociated diet is you’re focused on one type of food per day, which can lead to taste bud burnout and eventual binging, according to Derocha.

While this trendy diet may seem like a new fad, the article points out that dissociated dieting has been around since the early 1900’s. The diet can lead to weight loss, however, Derocha and other experts warn that you might not be getting the proper amount of daily nutrients, which prolonged is not healthy for the body.

If you’re interested in learning more about the pros and cons of a dissociated diet, read the full Women’s Health Magazine article here.

You can also find diet tips, healthy recipes and other ways to live a healthier life, from Grace Derocha on A Healthier Michigan.

Grace Derocha graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. Derocha has a number of certifications to help her educate and inspire people, including a weight loss management certification, certified as a group fitness instructor and as a certified diabetes educator. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 15 years and is passionate about helping others live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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