Friday, 13 March 2009

Can You Spot A Fad Diet?

Can You Spot A Fad Diet?

With the obesity epidemic predicted to affect over 50% of the worlds population, the time of ‘dietary fads’ and ‘quick weight loss progammes’ has become more popular than ever predicted. From the cabbage diet to the Hollywood 24 to the 48 Hour Miracle diet, all of these celebrity fads all claim to quicken weight loss and experience increased energy.

But do they work?

Sadly, they don't… Aside from helping you to achieve immediate water weight loss, mostdieters have reported minimal weight losses of just 1-3 pounds before plateauing after 2 weeks. More disconcertingly, once slimmers stopped using these dietary fad diets they soon regained all excess lbs lost.

Are they risk-free?

Whilst these can help dieters to witness instant weight loss, almost all of them cannot be used for over 2 weeks

Limiting the amount ofnutrients needed to ensure your metabolism is working at optimum capacity, many involve reducing your calorie consumption to below 1,000 calories a day - if not less – more than half your recommended intake.

Accompanied by strict exercise routines and gruelling calorie counting, most of these diets run the complication of causing you to feel weak, tired, unable to think straight and more worryingly unable to function properly - All of which are

How can you recognise a fad diet?


Easier than you might think...Offering you a ‘quick fix’ solution to your body concerns, you can often spot a celebrity diet by their:

• Too good to be true claims

• Lack of clinical casestudies with no real substance

• Elimination of one if not more of the five daily food groups

• Recommendations from trials without reviews from other researchers

When a weight loss programme or weight loss supplement, it is essential to deeply research their benefits first before including them into your weight loss programme. If there are no medical trials or proof that they can promote real and credible health benefits, then they probably don't work.

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