Demystifying Fad Diets
- 11 Months ago
With promises to "personalize your nutrition" or "achieve your best shape", fad diets offer a solid set of rules that can make men and women feel like they’re on a fast-track to fitness. Fad diets also change from year to year, giving the illusion of progress. A fad diet can be loosely described as any weight loss plan that gains quick — and often temporary — popularity. Fad diets prey on people who feel helpless about managing their weight and health. By making miraculous claims and then letting people down, they ultimately demoralize patients from moving forward. They get in the way of people finding a reasonable, balanced, healthful approach to managing weight. Many “detox” or colonic diets are “just plain dangerous”, since they could lead to severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
So how can we weed out a fad diet from a healthy one, and truly embody what it means to "eat clean"?