Fad Diets. The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Why Is America Gaining Weight?. We’re eating too much We’re getting too little physical activity. The Lure of Fad Diets. Promise of quick weight loss Less hunger Unlimited amounts of some foods. Fad Diets Are Not New.
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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
Many are recycled weight loss plans from the ’70s:
Lo Carb Ice Cream
Cut out certain foods or food groups
Sound too good to be true
List “good” and “bad” foods
Make weight loss claims using personal testimonials and not scientific evidence
Contradict major health organizations
recommendationsBeware of Fad Diets
“One step and another. I am slow but I am steady. And I am the winner !”
Best advice: Become more physically active and eat smaller portions of a well-balanced diet