How to spot a FAD diet

November 11th 2018


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.

If you have any questions, let us know