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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She said the negative impacts of fad diet include short term success or long-term failure, nutritionally imbalanced, poor diet adherence and long-term behavior modification.
Fad diets are usually very restrictive, and limit nutritional intake to a few foods or an unusual combination of foods.
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.
Wyatt, M.D., warned that telling patients fad diets don't work could have the unintended effect of discouraging them from, seeking medical advice.
TV host Amanda Byram has told of how she was "jeopardising her health" with fad diets when she was a model.
"I don't want to fluctuate all my life as I've done every fad diet under the sun and as soon as you start eating properly again, you put it all back on.
It wasn't a fad diet, I could still enjoy my food and it got me back into the kitchen cooking properly again.
She has warned that the health of young women and men could be put at risk if they are encouraged to go on "fad diets" in the New Year, the Independent reported.
They had tried numerous fad diets and couldn't understand why the weight still wouldn't shift.
Nevertheless, sometimes one fad diet or another does produce success as defined above, for one person or another, for several reasons.