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Fad Diets - Are They Good For You?

Jul 8, 2008
Going on a fad diet can get results. They can result in quick weight loss. Does this back up the claims from advertising in magazines and on the internet claiming that you will sustain a huge weight loss?

It may feel great to lose a lot of weight quickly. Unfortunately, once the diet is over you tend to put all the weight right back on. This is because a large amount of it is due to a loss of water weight. As your body rehydrates the weigh comes right back.

What are some of the reasons a fad diet is not good for you?

1. Fad diets typically get you to avoid most foods except a single food type. This can result in missing the nutrition you need which is available from a balanced approach.

Quite often these fad diets will even tell you to take vitamins and supplements to make up for all the nutritional deficiencies you experience while on that fad diet. However, your body will not be able to absorb the nutrients from the recommended supplements unless you take them with food. And many of the foods that help you absorb nutrients are banned on fad diets.

2. Most fad diets are quite restrictive and even unappetizing. In a short period of time you can end up with overwhelming cravings for other food. In the worst case, you give up early. Quitting can adversely affect your self esteem and you end up feeling guilty for not haveing the willpower to complete the diet.

3. A fad diet is only a temporary solution. Even if you stick with it until the end, there is really no permanent change to your lifestyle and eating habits. Fad dieters tend to see their weight see-saw, going back and forth. In the end, you end up on a roller coaster of weight gain and weight loss.

The long term prospects of most fad diets are not good, despite what you may see and read in the media.

The good news is that it is possible to lose weight and sustain that weight loss. The best way is to avoid overeating, eat a mixture of healthy foods and get some exercise on a regular basis.
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