How to Spot a Fad Diet
promise things. They promise quick weight loss or a body like a
supermodel. They may even promise that you will not have to eat less or exercise
to lose weight. Sounds to good to be true, you say!?! You are right!
Some companies know
how important losing weight is for a person. That is why they promise such easy
and effortless weight loss. Anyone that tells you that losing weight is easy is
probably promoting a fad diet. Fad diets can be very harmful to a person's
health. Many of them cause little weight loss with it all returning (and more)
soon after you stop.
Here are some tips to
spot a fad diet:
* The diet wants you
exclude a whole food group.
* The diet says you
will not have to exercise or worry about what you eat.
* The diet promises a
quick weight loss fix.
* The diet cannot be
done forever. Rather, the diet can only be done for a short period of time
without harming your body.
* The diet requires
you to buy something in order to participate.
* The diet makes
claims that certain foods are bad (like "carbs"), which are known by most health professionals as okay
* Labels foods as
"good" and "bad"
Remember, weight loss
IS hard work. Also, weight loss is eating a balance of ALL foods. Lastly,
healthy weight loss will NOT happen overnight. Patience is important with weight
loss. Be patient with yourself...I know you will get there!
this a healthy week!
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