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A fad diet is a stylish weight-loss plan that promises dramatic results. Typically, these diets are not healthy and don’t result in long-term weight loss.
As a general rule, steer clear of diets or diet products that do any of the following:
- Claim to help you lose weight very quickly (more than 1 or 2 pounds per week). It takes time to lose weight and allow your body to adjust.
- Promise that you will lose weight and keep it off without exercise. If a diet plan or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Limit your food choices or don’t offer balanced nutrition.
- Focus on food combinations. Research doesn’t prove that eating certain foods together speeds weight loss.
- Base claims on before-and-after photos.
- Offer endorsements from clients or experts in weight loss, science, or nutrition. These people probably get paid to advertise.
- Require you to spend a lot of money, especially in advance. This includes pills or seminars required for the plan to work.
- Some tips that apply to any healthy weight loss plan include:
- Eat breakfast every day and don’t skip meals.
- Eat a variety of foods to ensure that you get all of your daily nutrients.
- Watch what types of fat you consume. Do not eat any trans fats. Trans fats come from partially hydrogenated oils and are found in many fried and baked goods. Read nutrition labels as you grocery shop. Limit your daily intake of saturated fat and sodium. Try to eat healthy fats instead of opting for a strict low-fat diet. The latter typically is higher in carbs.
- Limit the amount of sugar in your diet. High-sugar foods often are high in calories and low in nutrients. They also can lead to inflammation in your body.
- Limit liquid calories by avoiding soda and alcohol. Choose whole fruits instead of juice. Drink plenty of water every day.
- Watch the size of your portions. Use the nutrition label to determine the correct serving size.
- Exercise on a regular basis. Pick an activity that you enjoy. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes, 4 to 6 times per week.
- Be more physically active in your daily life. Park further away from the door and take the stairs when you can. Get a pedometer or step counter and work toward a goal of 10,000 steps per day.
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or spices when pregnant or nursing.