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5 Risks Associated with Fad Dieting

I know in a time crunch, fad diets can seem like an easy way to drop a few extra pounds. The thing is, fad diets are not always safe, so here are five risks associated with fad dieting:

  1. Nutritional deficiencies caused by a lack of a balanced diet.
  2. Lack of physical activity from emphasis on diet only can increase the risk of heart disease.
  3. Lack of variety in foods can cause boredom and frustration, and make it difficult to maintain the diet for more than a brief period.
  4. Severe restrictions on the foods you can eat may make it difficult to establish and maintain a healthy diet in the future.
  5. Many quick weight-loss diets are based on unfounded claims that may do more harm than good.


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olliecat olliecat 9 years
This is really true. If you've every tried the Atkins diet, like I have, you'll find it becomes almost impossible and then you're back to square one.
yatasura yatasura 9 years
I am glad someone said frustrates me to no end to hear my friends trying to push fad diets like its a miracle replacement for exercise and balanced eating.
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
My dad did a diet that provides you with all the food. So what happens when you stop eating their food? You gain the weight back. It doesn't actually teach you anything about eating right.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
I hate the "d" automatically stresses me out!
syako syako 9 years
I'm going to add one more - once you stop "fad dieting" you'll gain all the weight back quickly. And most of the weight you lose is actually "water weight" so not doing much help for getting rid of fat.
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