What are the common features of fad diets?
Fad diets can generally be identified by some of the following features: Promising quick weight loss results in a short amount of time; Promoting certain foods, or food combinations; Excluding particular food groups (e.g. carbohydrates); Claiming that you do not need to exercise; Basing diets on single testimonials, and; Basing diets on studies that are not scientifically proven.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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