Fad diets

With obesity expected to affect 50% of the population in the next 40 years, the age of “fad diets” and “quick fix weight loss schemes” has jumped to dizzying heights.

From the cabbage soup diet to the Hollywood 24 to the 48 Hour Miracle diet, every single one of these weight loss fads all claim to quicken weight loss and increased metabolic activity.

Are fad diets real?

Unfortunately not… Apart from helping you to achieve quick weight loss, the vast majority of slimmer’s have claimed small weight losses of just 1-4lbs before hitting a plateau.

More disconcertingly, once they stopped following these celebrity fad diets they soon regained all excess lbs lost.

Are fad diets dangerous?

Whilst these can help slimmers to witness fast weight loss, most cannot be used for more than a week.

Limiting the amount of key nutrients required to ensure your organs is working at optimal levels, many involve cutting your calorie content to below 1,000 calories a day – if not less – more than 50% your recommended intake.

Accompanied by heavy sessions in the gym and constant calorie checking, many of these said dietary fads do run the complication of causing you to feel quezy, tired, unable to concentrate and more worryingly unable to function properly – none of which are bad for your health.

How can you spot fad diets?

Fad diets are easier to spot than you imagine. Offering you a immediate solution to your weight loss issues, you can easily spot fad diets by their:

  • Too good to be true claims
  • Lack of clinical case studies
  • Removal of one or more of the five daily food groups
  • Recommendations from trials without reviews from other researchers

When picking a dietary fad or weight loss supplement, it is essential to thoroughly research their benefits first before including them into your diet. If there are no clinical studies or proof that they can achieve quality weight loss, then the fad diets probably don’t work.