With obesity predicted to affect more than 50 percent of the population in the next 40 years, the age of ‘fad diets’ and ‘quick weight loss’ has boomed to epic proportions. From the apple cider diet to the Quantum Wellness, to the 48 Hour Miracle diet, each of these weight loss programs all claim to promote immediate weight loss and increased vitality.
Do they work?
On occasion those diet help a lot. Apart from helping you to achieve immediate weight loss, the vast majority of dieters have experienced little weight loss of just one to four pounds before hitting a plateau after a few weeks.
More disappointingly, once they stopped using these fad diets, they soon regained all the weight they lost.
Are they dangerous?
Whilst it is true that some of the top fad diets can help dieters to experience quick weight losses, many are not healthy for more than over 2 weeks.
Preventing your body from receiving key nutrients which are required to ensure your metabolism is working at optimal levels, receive the energy they need to work efficiently, many involve lowering your calorie intake to less than 1,000 calories a day– over half of your recommended daily allowance.
Supported by countless hours in the gym and unrelenting calorie checking, most of these diets run the risk of making you feel tired, unable to concentrate and more worryingly, prevent your body from working properly – None of which are good for your long term health and ultimately your future ability to lose weight.
Are they easy to spot?
Fad diets are easier to spot than you imagine. Offering you a immediate solution to your body concerns, you can often easily recognize a fad diet by their:
- Too good to be true claims
- Minimal clinical trials
- Removal of one or more of the five recommended food groups
- Recommendations from medical professionals without reviews from other researchers
When choosing a diet or weight loss supplement, it is essential to deeply analyze their benefits first before adding them into your eating habits. If there are no medical trials or proof that they can achieve quality weight loss results, then they are too good to be true.