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  1. Fad Diets Whitney Cox

  2. A fad diet is a trendy, somewhat popular diet plan that promotes rapid weight loss very quickly. • Examples of fad diets include the Atkins diet and the South Beach diet. What is a fad diet?

  3. Pros • Quick weight loss Cons • Fad diets are often unsafe and unhealthy • They do not allow you to have a balanced diet • There are side effects associated with fad diets Pros and Cons

  4. Weight loss should not be “quick and easy.” • Many fad diets are unrealistic. • When weight is lost rapidly, the weight loss doesn’t last. • Once ideal weight loss is achieved, fad diet is quit, and low weight is not maintained. Unrealistic Expectations

  5. Fad diets can mess up your body’s metabolism. • Fad diets limit the different types of food you can eat, often cutting out entire food groups. • Going back and forth between eating habits will more than likely cause weight gain than weight loss. The Downsides

  6. Fad dieting can cause nutritional deficiencies, such as anemia. Sodium and potassium deficiencies are also possible, and can lead to heart attack. • If your diet is low in calories or carbohydrates, you could suffer organ damage. • Rapid weight loss could cause you to lose lean tissue, muscle, or water instead of fat. • Fasting diets and diet pills lead to fatigue and irregular heartbeat. • If extreme diets are followed for extensive periods of time, they can even result in death. Effects on Your Body

  7. Fad dieting can cause stress at a molecular level. • These diets can make you cranky and unpleasant to be around. • Fad diets can trigger eating disorders. • Depression is also common among people who use fad diets. Long Term and Psychological Effects

  8. Fat free & low-fat dairy products (low-fat milk, grass-fed cheese, etc.) • Whole grain foods (brown rice, oatmeal, whole-grain corn, etc.) • Protein foods (salmon, black beans, kidney beans, eggs, etc.) • Fruit (avocados, blueberries, pears, grapefruit, etc.) • Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) • Nuts (almonds, pine nuts , etc.) Alternatives – Healthy Diet Options

  9. Load up on foods high in fiber and water • Eat every 3 to 4 hours • Wait 20 minutes before having seconds or another course • Avoid being around food when it’s not time to eat • Resolve emotional issues that trigger you to eat (Find alternative ways to make yourself feel good) Alternatives – Ways to Curb Your Appetite

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