As the name suggests, a Fad Diet is a diet which is a style or a vogue or temporary.
How does one recognise a fad diet?
- A diet which promises great results in a short duration of time.
- A Diet which makes you feel hungry or makes you starve.
- A Diet which gains popularity instantly
- A Diet which is unhealthy and not balanced
- A Stylish weight loss plans
- A Sounds too good to be true
- Any diet which promotes a health product or a supplement
Disadvantages of a Fad Diet:
- It is unhealthy and not balanced hence nutrient deficiencies take place
- Weakness at the end of the diet
- Dullness in skin and hair
- Health issues like acidity, gastric problems, indigestion may occur after you stop.
- You lose the water weight instead of the fat.
- Difficult to follow throughout life and not advisable as well.
Examples of Fad Diets:
- High Protein Diet: This diet is good for gym lovers or sports enthusiasts. If not accompanied by adequate exercise, then extra protein puts a burden on the kidneys and liver for digestion.
- Liquid Diets: These diets mainly provide vitamins and minerals but the essential macronutrients are missing in the diet. This can be a temporary diet as soon as you go back to your regular routine the pounds and inches lost go back to their regular palaces in the body.
- No-Carbohydrate or Low Carbohydrate Diet: This diet is to be administered to a specific group of people. Not meant for weight loss purposes.
- Eating only a specific type of food or a combination of food for weight loss.
Follow a balanced and nutritious diet for weight loss and to maintain the same.