You dont need to starve yourself or follow the latest revolutionary diet that promises quick weight loss with little effort or sacrifice. The fact is fad diets do not promote long term weight loss. Yes your will lose weight on a fad diet, however is it really a healthy way to lose weight? Lets explore some popular fad diets.
Lemon detox diet
The lemon detox diet has gained massive popularity in recent times. Made popular by celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles, the lemon detox diet aims at cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and reducing weight into a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index). The cleansing element is an attractive selling point, however quick weight loss without strenuous exercise certainly draws in the dieting crowds.
The lemon detox diet is made up of a lemon drink. The lemon drink is made up of cold or hot tea, freshly squeezed lemon, cayenne pepper, and natural tree syrup.
Despite the weight loss you will achieve from this fad diet, there are many criticisms towards this diet. It is claimed by expert that this diet is cleverly marketed to those who are desperate to lose weight. However, this diet does not encourage long term lifestyle change. Further that the lack of food encouraged by this diet results in muscle loss. Its not hard to lose weight by following a liquid diet, however it is clear that this is not a sustainable diet to lose weight.
Cabbage Soup Diet
This diet is based around eating as much cabbage soup and fruit you like for seven days. This diet is very low in calories and creates a massive calorie differential between calorie intake vs expenditure. This definitely qualifies as a fad diet as it promises weight loss with little effort or exercise. This diet claims that you will lose 4.5kg in a week. It is claimed that it is nearly impossible to lose that much weight in a week. Most of this weight is in fact water loss.
3 Day Diet
This is one of the most popular fad Diets going around. The 3 day diet is simply a low carb diet. This diet creates a sudden drop in calories and should never be followed for more than three days. Further the lack of calories in this diet means that it has little nutritional value.
As you can see from these three fad diets, they are not long term weight loss solutions. The best way to lose weight and keep it off long term is by following a balanced, calorie and portion controlled diet. Dieting has to be about changing your lifestyle and your habits.