fad diet


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fad diet

Any of a number of weight-reduction diets that either eliminate one or more of the essential food groups, or recommend consumption of one type of food in excess at the expense of other foods. Fad diets rarely follow sound nutritional principles for weight loss, which focus on ingesting fewer calories and/or consuming more energy through exercise; fad diets are generally not endorsed by the medical profession.

fad diet

Popular nutrition Any of a number of weight-reduction diets that either eliminate one or more of the essential food groups, or recommend consumption of one type of food in excess at the expense of other foods; FDs rarely follow modern principles for losing weight. See Diet.

fad di·et

(fad dī'ĕt)
A nutritional regimen, generally of an extreme nature, intended to produce results more quickly than a traditional diet-exercise combination; often of a dubious nature.
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While restrictive or fad diets can be a short term solution, they seldom deliver lasting results.
Though there may be many fad diets, most lack proper research or scientific basis to back them.
But research proves that with Weight Watchers meetings and eTools, people are eight times more likely to reach five per cent weight loss in six months than those who stick to fad diets.
When I think of fad diets, I think of something tamer, like the popular baby food diet in the US (where people substitute meals for baby food as a way of cutting calories).
Nonas, director of obesity and diabetes programs at North General Hospital in New York City, does not object to most of the fad diets her patients embrace.
But you don't have an impact if you insist that a fad diet be supervised by a doctor.
So we see why any such fad diet as grapefruit and the others--or even a T-bone steak or cheesecake diet, should someone come up with that--can cause you to lose weight.
Losing weight and keeping it off forever takes a permanent change of lifestyle and not a fad diet.
It wasn't a fad diet, I could still enjoy my food and it got me back into the kitchen cooking properly again.
EQUALITIES Minister Jo Swinson has asked magazines to shed the fad diets and fitness myths in their January editions.
In an open letter to editors of women's, men's, health, celebrity and gossip magazines, Swinson noted that many magazines focus on irresponsible, short-term solutions and encourage readers to jump on fad diet bandwagons.