Fad Diet Research Paper

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Fad Diets; Do They Really Work? Today, to the very busy lifestyle society has, maintaining a well-balanced diet and an active lifestyle have been a struggle to many people. Unhealthy eating habits are developed and extra pounds are gained due to the lack of time to prepare and eat healthy meals. To shed off the weight, people resort to fad diets, a diet that promises quick results without exercising in a short amount of time. Fad diets come in different forms ranging from one-type-of food diets, detox juices to starvation, and all of them claim to help people lose weight quickly. The human body is put in a lot of stress when a person goes on an unhealthy diet. To lose the weight in a healthy way, one must follow Canada’s Food Guide, which helps…show more content…
Physical appearance and body weight are so emphasized that this generation is willing to do anything to fit in and be considered beautiful. Fad diet is not the key to losing weight as it deprives the body from the nutrients it needs. Instead, a person must follow Canada’s Food Guide to have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to achieve long lasting results. Fad diets vary from one-type-of-food, to restricting some food groups, to drinking detox juices and many more. One of the most popular types of single food diets is the cabbage diet, a diet that consists of eating large amounts of cabbage or cabbage soup everyday: “The idea is to eat as much cabbage soup as you like every day - enough to keep you full up” (Weightloss Results). People who are on this diet are still allowed to eat meat, brown rice, certain fruits and vegetable but only on a certain schedule. This diet is very low in complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals but very high in sodium, since the body does not receive the nutrients it needs from other food groups. Although this diet claims that it will help a person lose weight, it only
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