Looking at celebrities in glossy magazines causes many women to feel insecure about their weight.  Many of these celebrities are super-tiny and stick to strict diets or are forced to lose weight in order to gain film roles, so it’s just not realistic to expect to achieve their look on a ‘normal’ diet! Fad diets Fad diets are dangerous for your health; some of the more popular ones around in recent years have included:

  • The Atkins Diet
  • The Cabbage Soup Diet
  • The Food Group Diet
  • South Beach Diet
  • Acai Berry Diet

A ‘fad’ diet is one which promises fast results; sometimes too fast.  It’s not a good idea to try and lose a lot of weight fast – not only does it put a lot of strain on your body, but it makes it more of a struggle to keep those pounds off! Weight loss for women (and men) should be slow and stable – a few pounds a week at most, and this should be achieved through the combination of exercise and a healthy diet which doesn’t exclude foods unnecessarily. The damage caused Not eating properly or limiting your food intake and calories by following a fad diet could cause the following symptoms:

  • Mood swings and depression
  • Long term weight gain
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Increased risk of gallstones and other organ damage
  • Heart damage
  • Slower metabolism

When you consider all of the above, are these fad diets which promote fast weight loss for women really worth it?  It’s far better to see a good nutritionist and come up with a tailored healthy eating plan which works for your body and your lifestyle.