Fad Diets

What Is Disordered Eating?

Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a fixation with what is consumed, calories and weight become a major health concern?

Fad diets, as their name implies, are short-term quick fixes that actually set many dieters up for weight-loss failure. If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Learn more about diet trends and get answers from the food and nutrition experts.

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    Should We Eat Like Our Caveman Ancestors?

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the "Caveman" or "Stone Age" diet, centers around the idea that if we eat like our ancestors did 10,000 years ago, we'll be healthier, lose weight and curb disease. Read More

  • Eating Disorders

    What Is Disordered Eating?

    Marci Anderson, MS, RD, LDN

    Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a fixation with what is consumed, calories and weight become a major health concern? Read More

  • Eating Disorders

    What Is Orthorexia?

    Orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating only healthy or "pure" foods, has been gaining steam in recent years, fed by the profusion of foods marketed as healthy and organic, and by the media's often conflicting dietary advice. Read More

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    Staying Away from Fad Diets

    Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype by so-called "experts" can confuse even the most informed consumers when it comes to weight loss. Read More

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    Latest Fad Diet: A Feeding Tube

    The K-E Diet, reportedly geared to brides-to-be, requires a perfectly healthy person to get a feeding tube inserted up through her nose, down her esophagus and into her stomach. Read More