Discover Why Fad Diets Are Misleading

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Staying Fit in Todays World
In this competitive world, to stay on top, it is really important to be healthy. It is not easy to stay healthy with such wide variety of foods available to Americans. It requires a continuous effort and undying determination to stay healthy and remain healthy in the long run.

Eating right is the beginning stage in losing weight. However, there is a lot more to it than just watching what you eat. In the United States, there is a great problem of obesity, and being obese is not to your advantage. Huge portion and greasy food that are sold in the market is partly responsible. So, in the past couple years, fad diets have appeared and promise you that you will lose weight in an unbelievably short amount of time.

If you dont know what fad diets are, then let me explain. I am sure you all have heard these names on the TV, magazines, or elsewhere. Fad diets are diets that are supposedly scientifically proven and also include specific type of food groups exclusively so in essence you are missing many nutrients that are necessary for the body.

To name a few fad diets that have been around in the market there is the Atkins Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, South Beach Diet, and Nutrisystem Diet. Whatever these diets promise, people need to know that fad diets can be ineffective and even dangerous.

Some fad diets have become very popular in the past few years. The reason why fad diets work is they result in the intake of fewer calories. Eating cabbage soup and eliminating carbohydrate would help loose weight, but this is not healthy in the long run because you are also missing other essential nutrition. No one would like to live on cabbage soup forever and once you stop the diet, you gain back the weight you lost and there is possibility that you gain even more weight than before.

In todays world, everybody seem to have carb phobia and that is what fad diets are all about, it eliminates the amount of calorie intake by avoiding carbohydrates in their diet. Believe it or not, carbohydrate are also compulsory for our regular diet, it is a great source of energy however if too many carbohydrate are consumed, it is stored as fat. After all carbohydrate kept our pre-historic, long bearded, hairy ancestors alive during long winters when food was scarce. Carbohydrate (Fat) consumed from the last meal provided the necessary energy to hunt and survive long winter months.