With the obesity epidemic predicted to affect over 50% of the worlds population, the age of ?dietary fads? and ?quick weight loss schemes? has boomed to epic proportions. From the cabbage diet to the Zone Diet to the 48 Hour Miracle diet, each of these celebrity programmesall claim to quicken weight loss and increased metabolic activity.
But do they work?
No? Aside from helping you to achieve immediate water weight loss, the vast majority of slimmer?s have revealed little weight losses of just 1-2lbs before hitting a plateau.
More disappointingly, once dieters stopped following these celebrity fad diets they immediately regained all the weight they lost.
Can they harm your health?
Whilst celebrity diets can help slimmers to benefit from instant weight loss, many are not safe for long period use?.
Limiting the amount ofessential nutrients needed to ensure your organs is recieve the nutrients they need to work efficiently, many involve cutting your calorie content to less than 1,000 calories a day? over half your recommended daily allowance.
Accompanied by strict exercise routines and unrelenting calorie checking, celebrity diets run the risk of leaving you feeling weak, tired, unable to think straight and more worryingly unable to function properly – All of which are good for your long term health and ultimately your future ability to lose weight..
How can you spot them?
Easier than you imagine… Offering you a ?quick solution to your weight loss issues, you can easily spot a dietary fads by their:
Too good to be true claims
Lack of clinical trials
Deletionof one if not more of the five food groups
Recommendations from trials without reviews from other researchers
When choosing a diet or slimming pill, it is essential to deeply research their studies first before including them into your diet. If there is no medical evidencethat they can promote safe health benefits, then more often than not they are too good to be true.