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Healthy Diets vs. Fad Diets

The most popular health topic in modern society is that of diets. Losing weight is important to many people, which is why fad diets tend to become so popular. Fad diets wouldn’t gain popularity if they didn’t work. However, it’s HOW they work which makes some experts in the health field so wary of them. If you’re looking to lose some weight and you’re considering trying out a diet that’s currently trending, you shouldn’t do so without at least having some knowledge about how the diet works and how it will impact your body. Once you know what to expect you can go on and make an informed decision on which method of losing weight will be best—and safest—for you.

Fast Weight Loss

Fad Diets Give Fast Results, But They Only Last As Long As You Stay On The Diet
Fad Diets Give Fast Results, But They Only Last As Long As You Stay On The Diet
Fad diets usually give you fast results, which is why they tend to become so popular so quickly. Everyone wants a fast result. What people usually overlook when they begin a fad diet is that that weight is only going to stay gone for as long as you’re on the diet—once you’re off it, you’re going to quickly regain that weight. This is because fad diets tend to severely restrict your caloric intake as well as what kinds of foods you eat. If you deviate from that plan you’ll experience weight gain. Unfortunately, most fad diets are not safe to be on for an extended period of time—particularly the diets that cut you off from many different kinds of foods. So while you will lose weight on a fad diet, it’s not something you can maintain indefinitely without having a negative impact on your body.

Healthy Lifestyle Change

Fad Diets Go Against The Healthy Lifestyle
Fad Diets Go Against The Healthy Lifestyle
Fad diets don’t necessarily promote a healthy lifestyle change (although some of them do). As aforementioned, many trend diets focus on helping you lose weight quickly over a short period of time, but the eating plan they put you on isn’t necessarily healthy. Diets that are created by dieticians and doctors, on the other hand, are not only methods of weight less. They also focus on implementing a healthy lifestyle change over a gradual period of time. In the long run this is going to be the best choice for you by far because not only will you be losing weight, but by changing how you eat and exercise you will be setting yourself up for continued practices in good health.

Which Do You Choose?

Ultimately, which diet you choose depends on what you need and want. If you’re in general good health but would like to drop a few pounds before a summer wedding, you’re more likely to choose a trend diet. If on the other hand you want to drop a significant amount of weight in order to get yourself healthier, another type of diet may be the best choice. Making this kind of decision can be tough, particularly if you’re worried about adverse health effects. If you’re unsure of which to choose, you may want to consider consulting your doctor or a dietician. If you explain your reasons for considering a diet he or she can work with you to figure out which one would be most beneficial.