Tag Archives: faddiets

The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is simple, according to Marion Nestle, who expresses the mainstream view of healthy eating: “The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.  Follow these […]

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The Problem Is…

The weight often comes back. Most fad diets promote a “quick fix” and don’t teach healthy eating plans. They tend to be restrictive, boring, and difficult to follow over the long term. Once the weight is lost, a dieter often returns to old eating patterns and habits, causing him or her to regain the weight […]

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Fad Diets

For the next four weeks we will delve into the world of fad diets, what they really are and what they really do for you.  We’ll discuss a few of these diets from a nutritional aspect.  As our readers have suggested, two types we’ll discuss are low carbohydrate/high protein diets and the soup diet.  But […]

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