The thing with a FAD diet is the results are often difficult to sustain in the long term.
They will eliminate food groups, this in turn leads to a lack of micronutrients. To combat this they sell you some pills.. (yep, you’ve been sucked in).
Then there is the rapid weight loss, which may seem great in the short term, but long term it can lead to a myriad of other health problems.
If you want to know how to spot a FAD diet, ask yourself the following:
Does the message contradict advice from a qualified health professional?
- Does the diet heavily promote or ban any food groups?
- Does it promote a one-size-fits-all plan?
- Does it promise quick, or miracle style results with hardly any work on your part?
- Does it guarantee short-term results?
- Does it come with “Super fat detoxing” pills, supplements or “fat burners”?
- Does it make claims based on picture perfect testimonials or one random study?
If you find that you are answering yes to more than one question, then it is probably a FAD
The best way to fat loss that is long term, is to eat a healthy balanced diet containing all macro nutrients.
Here is a quick run through of the Macro nutrients
Protein – Prioritise this at every meal, keeps illness at bay and helps with muscle building (we all need this!)
Carbs – Needed for energy ad ensuring fat loss is sustainable. Lets face it carbs taste too damn good to give up!
Fats – Needed for the body and its systems to function correctly, never eliminate fats, make them around 10-15% of your food intake.
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