General Health/Wellness

Fad Diets, What’s The Hype Are They Good, Bad or a Waste of Time


Everybody wishes there was a three-step plan to get to where they want to be, especially when it comes to losing weight. That’s why fad diets have always been so popular. I’m guilty of trying one or two of the fads myself and I even had some success. The low carb diet and the apple cider vinegar and water detox had the best results.

There’s a difference between fad diets and a complete change in a diet. A fad diet is popular, usually backed by someone of influence and promises unrealistic or temporary results. But a change in a diet falls under a strict restriction that is long term and usually does have a stronger chance of lasting weight loss results such as a vegan or Keto diet. People who choose these types of diets show dedication and discipline that is necessary for true change.


But losing weight and getting healthy is not a quick road and there aren’t magic pills. Fad diets and the weight loss pills that promise magical results are just that, magical. But with the best results, there are consequences. A lot of these at home fad diets come with side effects that people aren’t aware of.

People suffer from weakness and inadequate vitamin and mineral intake. This type of extreme dieting can still leave you hungry. Normally these fads call for a complete reduction of one or more food groups. An example of this would be the cabbage soup diet. Nutritionists have advised while doing this seven-day diet, to take two weeks off before starting another weekly cycle. Why? Because of the lack of daily nutrients needed.


Even though the cabbage soup diet lacks the nutritional value needed to be considered eating healthy, it remains one of the most popular fad diets. That’s solely due to the rapid pace of weight loss. But there’s another side effect of these fads that people should take into consideration and that’s the water weight that is mostly being lost and that is only temporary.

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SOUP DIETS don't work but sound good. The first and most famous version of this diet was The Cabbage Soup Diet where you have the soup three times a day. The idea is that the soup will be filling and you will eat fewer calories. Just as in the Juice Diets, you will lose weight temporarily from muscle and fat. You will also lose water and salt which weighs 1 kilogram or about 2 pounds per liter or quart. Water loss accounts for some of the large short term weight losses claimed in the first week of these plans. Of course, you will put the weight back when you go back to eating. Add two scoops of protein powder to your soup and you will have a more filling soup that helps you reach your daily protein goal. While soups are comforting, they should only be part of your balanced nutrition and healthy active lifestyle weight management program. #drdavidheber #diet #cabbagesoupdiet #weightloss to learn more go to and www.

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Another fad diet that seemed to have some success was eating baby food instead of snacks. This fad was to control calorie intake.  Remember the time everyone jumped on this bandwagon when the rumors of Jennifer Aniston losing weight off of this diet.

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Thank you @edible_evidence for the awesome post. This post goes with my earlier one today on making sure you don’t fall for the trick of the newest latest and greatest diets that will start popping up on your time line. When you keep trying to keep up with everyone but then you realize that it’s all the same principle. .. With the new year starting, everyone is on the latest diet kick. Even my client this morning was asking me about intermittent fasting and how it works. .. At the end of the conversation I said, “or you could do the other option” .. he replied “what’s that?” .. “You know, just have a balanced meal and make better nutrition choices and look at food for what it is.” .. It was funny, because he said “oh, that sounds a lot easier.” .. And it’s so true, it is! We can get so caught up in which plan to try that we forget about the basics. .. See, this is what 9 out of 10 people do when they start a diet. They really don’t have any idea how it really works, but they go into it with the hopes that it’s going to give them magical result. .. Yes most of this structures work, #keto #IF #carbcycling #paleo and the list goes on. All they do is give you a specific structure to follow and to not deviate from. .. But the principle is the same, way better quality foods and don’t treat your body like a a🤬🤬hole and abuse it. .. Comment below what’s one myth you believe or have tried? .. #nutrition #dieting #lowcarb #nutritionmyths #diettips #fatloss #weightloss #iifym #protein #fat #fitmomlife #babyfooddiet

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There are a million ways to lose weight these days. However, at the end of the day, eating right and exercise are the best ways to go about this. It just takes time, dedication and discipline.