January is here and with it comes a fresh New Year, a good time to shed any extra weight gained over the party season. Sadly, despite all the ‘quick fix’ diets, and variety of diet pills on offer that promise you will ‘drop ten sizes in ten days’, there is no miracle cure.
A fad diet is normally endorsed by a celebrity of some sort and will usually cut out one or more food group. What will usually happen is that you try the fad diet and lose weight very quickly. So what’s the catch? You’ll inevitably get bored, return to your normal eating habits and put all the weight back on and more.
Does your new diet:
Yes to any of the above? It’s a fad.
There are many people out in the world today promoting all sorts of diets to help you feel great and lose weight, however many of them are not medically trained. Be aware of practitioners who use tests such as:
None of these have any clinical evidence that they can help with weight or any other nutritional issues.
Let’s go back to basics:
If you’d like more support from a professional, you can book an appointment with Dietitian Ruth Kander for some much needed January motivation.
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