Fad Diets and Quick Weight Loss: What is a Fad Diet?

Fad diets don’t necessarily represent any single form of diet, rather a number of diets which gain quick popularity, often making promises of rapid weight loss based upon a range of sustainable and unsustainable solutions.

As such, fad style dieting deserves its own separate section on the site where the dieter can quickly look up the basics of a range of fad options from the Dr Atkins Diet to the South Beach Diet.

It would be unfair to tar every diet fad with the same brush however, take a common sense approach towards considering any diet.

The old adage “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” applies as much to diets as any other subject in life.

Before considering a fad style diet, consider not just the prospects of long term weight loss but also nutrition and general health.

Many fad options while offering the prospect of quick weight loss may also leave the body lacking in nutrients due to consumption of a limited number of food groups and low daily intake.

As such, whilst such diets may offer a quick weight loss solution in some cases, if in any doubt about the suitability or medical credentials of a given diet then take medical advice before starting a diet.

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