Fad Diets - Not Healthy
Some fad diets specify (or exclude) one particular food or type of food. Other fad diets are fasting or 'cleansing' programs. Still other fad diets involve combining different foods at different times.
All this is bad diet-nutrition. The No 1. rule of good diet nutrition is:
Fad Diets are Plain Unhealthy
Fad diets may cause you to develop nutritional deficiencies, because no one type of food has all the nutrients necessary for good health. Also, note that fasting or 'cleansing' is diet-speak for starving. That's why you should eat moderate amounts from all food groups, not large amounts of a few special foods.
Fad Diets - Containing 'Magical' Foods
Some fad diets promote "fat-burning" foods or foods with "special" properties that magically use up more calories than they contain (eg. negative calorie food diets).
Unfortunately, there are no foods that have special "fat-burning" or "negative calorie" properties.
Fad Diets - Typically Very Low in Calories
A great many fad diet plans are based on a very low calorie content.
Here's how such a fad diet works:
Now Answer This Weight Loss Question
Did we lose weight on this diet plan because of the "magical" effect of putting Brussel Sprouts in our ears, or because we were limiting our calorie-intake to 800-1000 calories?
Get the message?
Fad Diets and Weight Cycling
Fad dieting can sometimes lead to weight-cycling or yo-yo dieting - i.e. weight loss, followed by regain, followed by weight loss then regain etc. New research suggests that such weight cycling may lead to obesity.
Conclusion: Avoid Fad Diets
Avoid fad diets and fad dieting. Instead, pay attention to the Food Pyramid Guidelines and eat a balanced diet that includes foods from ALL food groups.
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Vegetarian Diet Information
Vegetarianism is a healthy option and vegetarian
diets can be perfectly healthy eating plans but care should be taken to
ensure optimum nutrition. So, whether following an ovo-lacto or other
type of vegetarian food plan, or vegan diet, for a healthy body and weight
make it a balanced eating plan and take regular exercise. Always consult
a doctor before beginning a weight loss diet or new fitness routine.