Password recovery

Sep 25, 2015

4 Ways to Spot a Fad diet


Hlasujte za môj blog v ankete Bloger roka 2017

A healthy, sustainable lifestyle is the best way to get the results you want. You always hear about the newest fad diet. It may be a from a celebrity in a magazine or it may be from your friend. You will try it for a few months, you may see some results, but then the diet will be too difficult and you stop doing it and lose any gains you may have made. To help you all from wasting your time on these diets I have 4 ways to spot a fad diet.

They tell you the same diet will work for everyone

Everyone is different and everyone has different needs from their food. Any diet that has a specific plan that says it works for every single person is wrong. There are simple healthy eating rules that everyone can follow but the amount of calories, protein, fat and carbohydrate that everyone needs will be different.

They promise quick results

Does the diet promise you that you will get the results you want in a week? Do the results sound too good to be true? Then it is a fad diet. While many of these diets will give you quick, initial results, these will not be sustainable and you may actually end up harming your health. A healthy rate of weight loss should be no more than 500g to 1kg a week.

No exercise is required

If a diet promises you results with no need to exercise then you should avoid it at all costs. The only way it would help you lose weight is by drastically cutting the amount of calories you eat. This will only harm your health and isn't sustainable. A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but you should always combine it with regular exercise

It cuts out entire food groups

Carbohydrates, protein and fat are the major food groups. You need all of these in your diet to stay fit and healthy. However some diets will tell you to avoid all carbs or totally cut fat from your diet. You may lose some weight in the beginning but by cutting out a whole food group you will be cutting vital nutrients that your body requires

The best diets and exercise plans are ones that are sustainable. There are no shortcuts or easy way to success and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.


Looking for fitness inspiration?

Sign up for our newsletter for recipes, workouts and fitness tips!

We respect your privacy and will never share your personal details with a third party.

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread

November 13, 2023


Veggie pizza

Veggie pizza

October 31, 2023


Everything is energy

Everything is energy

January 30, 2023


High protein veg lasagne

High protein veg lasagne

May 30, 2022