Fad Diets Don't Work

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Fad Diets Don’t Work

Weight loss is much simpler than it seems, it can be summarized within a sentence “If you eat too much you gain weight, if you eat too less you lose weight, if you have a balanced diet and exercise regularly you stay healthy”. Some people just don’t get it; they think that by following fad diets or so-called new improved ways you can lose weight easy and fast. But the fact is that these fad diets create more problems than they solve. What is a fad diet?

Well if you’ve been living under a rock for a long time and don’t know what fad diets are, then fad diets can be defined as an array of dieting methods used mainly for fast and temporary weight loss by using unrealistic and unsafe methods. Why are they bad for you and are not advised?

All fad diets aren’t bad for your health, but most of them are. They are dangerous because they tell you to make major changes in your normal diet plan, which includes completely removing essential foods needed for your body like fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Other diets tell you to do crazy things such as eat tapeworms! Diets like these can sometimes even kill you! The fact about most fad diets is that they are not studied/ tested in depth and are not scientifically approved. Fad diets are mainly for temporary weight loss, so if there is a slight change in your diet you gain weight easily and you end up where you started off, or even more worse. How to spot a Fad diet?

Fad diets can be spotted easily, they usually:
* FAKE
Claim fast weight loss
* Sound unrealistic
* Foods are defined as good or bad
* Required food product
* Consumption of less than 1000 calories per day
* FAKE
Elimination of major food groups (Fats, carbohydrates, proteins) * Minimum or no physical exercise and activity required
* Written by someone with no experience and expertise in weight management * Not tested and studied in depth

Examples of famous fad diets
* Atkins...
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