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Why Do We Fall for Diets That Fail Us?

The Science Behind Fad Diets and Social Inclusion

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Yah. I have to stay off the Fad diets and just eat sensible Report
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Yes, I've become plum worn out with fad diets. My daughter and family are currently caught up with the Keto trend. It was Paleo before that. She has had a sensitivity to gluten all along, but now she finds she is sensitive to any carb and is eating so poorly. She's totally focused on losing weight (she's quite thin) and this, in turn, has affected the children. Hubby and I have decided we can lead by example (definitely not with words). Perhaps when she notices our blossoming health, weight loss and well-being she'll come around. I surely hope so. I wish she would read an article such as this one. Thank you for sharing!! Report
CATNAP629
good article Report
I've been following the Slimfast plan since January of this year. Because of its ease and convenience, I have lost 34 pounds. I am preparing for maintenance and can honestly say that Slimfast is not a fad. It works! Report
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TOMATOCAFEGAL
Good info Report
I think one reason I started having weight problem is because I started going on fad diets with my mom at an early age. I wasn't over weight until late teens. Report
I appreciate all the information. Report
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You've shared some great information. Thank you! Report
good article. I've tried just about all of them and the bottom line (for me) is: increase movement/exercise more -- I seem to need a LOT of exercise, and then I'm thriving... and control your portions and eat real food! It sounds very simple, but it's not because it requires discipline. Report
I remember the cigarette and grapefruit diet from the 60s. Fad diets never make sense. Report
First of all this article is from 2017.

Next in it she even says... "Fad diets usually revolve around weight loss. And while it's a good idea to keep your weight in check, there's a lot more to it. Genetics, lifestyle and existing conditions totally matter; what works for one person might not work for the next. There is no such thing as "one size fits all" when it comes to dieting, weight loss and health." So she is admitting that not every diet will work for every person. That said, why put any diet down. Oh and there is a difference between a diet and a lifestyle.

Third for those poking fun at Keto or any others, not everyone has the same willpower to stay on their diet or lifestyle change so anyone can restart any diet. How many times have you restarted your diet/lifestyle change/eating healthy or exercise program? I would assume that if you have been a member here for more than a couple of years and are still needing to lose weight, you've probably restarted a few times. Again... just because something doesn't work for you doesn't mean it won't work for someone else.

I didn't believe in doing low carb until I tried it. Back in February I started and have lost over 40 pounds. My husband didn't believe in it either until he has watched my progress. Report
ETHELMERZ
Have to laugh at the keto folks, constantly starting over, everytime they just can’t stand it, and go on a two week binge, same as people on other diets! And all the money being made by celebs advertising for the slick keto like fake foods, same as all the other fad plans from decades ago! No one is any smarter, after all these years. Report

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