Stop doing Fad diets – They don’t work!

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Fad diets

Every year their is a new diet that seems to gain popularity. We have had the Atkins diet, this year it is the 16:8 diet. While some of these diets are good their are many that you should avoid.
Fad diets are diets that promise to get you fast results. Often they are very successful in helping you lose weight, however the problem is that they are unhealthy and unsustainable.
Remember that the key to losing weight and being healthy is to eat a nutrient dense and diverse diet. There are many good diets out there as I’ve said before, but if your now into the swing of things with your weight loss plans here are some diets to avoid:

The Strawberry diet

The strawberry diet is a diet that consists exclusively of eating strawberry’s. For example, strawberry yogurt, strawberry herbal tea, a strawberry platter. Britney Spears was one of the celebrities to jump onto the bandwagon.
Although she lost a whole lot weight it wasn’t a healthy diet.

The baby food diet:

Cheryl Cole and many other celebrities tried this diet and lost a lot of weight on this diet. The nutritional value of this diet is really good, but lets not forget the size of a portion for a baby.
Each portion contains between 20 to 100 calories per jar, so in order to make this diet work you would need to eat 14 jars of baby food a day and one meal.
It is not difficult to see why someone would lose weight using this diet. It would be very easy to control portion size, the foods are also rich in nutrients.
The calorie intake would also be very low, so overall it would work. However, is it sustainable? The answer is no. It would be difficult to sustain this diet for 6 months. In terms of doing it for the rest of your life……

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