Lose 10 pounds in less than a week, not entirely false
The term food faddism, comes from following fad diets. Fad diets are extremist diet plans followed to ensure short term weight loss. These kinds of...
Ever heard of popcorn diet? Or maybe even alcohol diet, cigarette diet?
The term food faddism, comes from following fad diets. Fad diets are extremist diet plans followed to ensure short term weight loss. These kinds of diets are all over the place with things such as detox diet, grapefruit diet and cabbage soup diet which guarantee instant weight loss. Some of the more common ones are The Atkins diet, Zone diet, Blood group diet, the three day diet etc.
If you are ready to survive, on nothing but Cabbage Soup then in less than a week you surely will be 10 pounds lighter.
However, FamilyDoctor.org, a publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians, proclaims that fad diets "typically don't result in long-term weight loss and they are usually not very healthy. In fact, some of these diets can actually be dangerous to your health."
Some commonly followed yet bizarre fad diets are:
Cranberry Juice Diet - During the cranberry juice diet, which lasts up to three weeks, no solid foods are consumed. All you can drink is cranberry juice, 24/7. Cranberry juice provides no fat or protein, both of which are essential for daily bodily functions.
Atkins Diet- Introduced by Dr Atkins, the Atkin diet is the most popular diet of all times. Fat and protein foods like meat, cheese and egg are recommended while carbohydrates like pasta, bread and sugar are restricted in Atkins Diet. This diet practically bans you from eating your veggies.
However, the cardiovascular risks associated with this diet are high: a diet high in protein and fat promotes heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and certain types of cancer.
Cold Water Diet - This regimen claims that weight loss can be achieved by consuming large quantities of ice-cold water during the day. Although water is certainly important for normal function of the body, there’s no scientific evidence proving that water temperature has any impact on weight loss.
Alcohol Diet -
This is perhaps the stupidest of all the diets. The alcohol diet involves skipping meals and consuming mostly alcohol throughout the day. Aside from the addiction standpoint, this is a wonderful way to end up with a diseased, nonfunctioning liver.
Cabbage Soup Diet- This seven days diet allows eating as much cabbage soup as you want along with a few select foods like fresh fruits, brown rice, banana, baked potato, skim milk, beef, tomatoes, which vary depending on the day.
Fruitarianism involves the practice of following a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, without animal products or grains. Fruitarians will eat only what falls (or would fall) naturally from a plant: that is, foods that can be harvested without killing or harming the plant.
Truth be told, fad diets can no day, replace a well-balanced weight loss plan customized according to individual needs. Before conducting any action to start diet plan it is always advisable to consult a medical professional or a dietician. Agreed, every one of us wants to grow slim and fit into our collage pants but would you be willing to go up to following such extremism, is your choice.