With the obesity epidemic predicted to affect over 50% of the worlds population, the time of ‘fad diets’ and ‘fast weight loss schemes’ has grown in popularity. From the cabbage diet to the Hollywood 24 to the 7 day Elimination diet, all of these weight loss fads all claim to help you lose weight fast and experience increased metabolic activity.
Can they help you to lose weight?
Sometimes… Aside from helping you to witness instant water weight loss of 1-2lbs, ninety percent ofdieters have revealed minimal weight loss reduction of just 1-2lbs before plateauing after a few weeks.
More worryingly, once dieters stopped using these dietary fad diets they soon regained all lost weight.
But are they safe?
Whilst it is true that some of the top celebrity can help dieters to witness instant weight loss, many cannot be used for more than a week
Limiting the amount of key nutrients required to ensure your organs is recieve the energy they need to work properly, many involve lowering your calorie intake to less than 1,000 calories a day- more than half your recommended daily allowance.
Supported by heavy sessions in the gym and unrelenting calorie checking, celebrity diets run the risk of leaving you feeling weak, tired, unable to focus and more worryingly prevent your body from working efficiently – All of which are good for your long term health and ultimately your future ability to lose weight.
Are they easy to spot?
Easier than you imagine…Promoting a fast solution to your weight loss concerns, you can often spot a dietary fads by their:
- Too good to be true claims
- Minimal of clinical casestudies
- Deletionof one if not more of the five food groups
- Recommendations from studies without reviews from other researchers
When a weight loss programme or slimming pill, it is essential to deeply research their studies first before incorporating them into your weight loss programme. If there are no medical trials or proof that they can achieve quality health benefits, then they are properly fake.