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Fad Diets Boon or Curse: A Brief Review

Sadhna M. Singh, Aarti Malhosia and Nitu Singh

ABSTRACT

Fad Diet is a fashionable and trendy diet that is popular for a particular time period with very strict restrictions of som e specified nutrients. Such diet gains their popularity through television, magazine, friends and family. These diets bas ically applicable for weight loss, quickly fixes the problem like magic. This is primarily because fad diets are unsustai nable. As fad diets are strictly on restriction of some specified food stuff. This means when the diet is over, one is inev itably return back to their original eating style – the style that helped to put on all that weight. This review paper concl uded that fad diets are really only good for helping you to lose weight quickly for a special occasion. But if you are lo oking for long term successful weight loss then you want to actually commit to a good diet and exercise program.

Keywords: Fad diets, weight loss, restricted nutrients etc.