Nutrition Q & A
How Can I Spot a Fad Diet?
With so many popular diets to choose from, how can you select the right one? It may be a fad diet if it:
- Sounds too good to be true, it probably is. “Lose 15 lbs in 7 days!”
- Recommends using a single food on a very consistent basis.
- Promises quick and easy weight loss with no effort.
- Eliminates an entire food group such as carbohydrates or dairy.
- Guarantees an outcome in a specified time period.
- Bases evidence for effectiveness only on the quotes of other dieters.
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