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4 Reasons to Avoid Fad Diets

Aug 03, 2023
4 Reasons to Avoid Fad Diets
Restrictive fad diets can cause you to gain weight! Find out how to get the weight loss support you deserve and skip the fad diets.

In today’s world of super-sized portions and sedentary lifestyles, it’s no surprise that so many of us struggle with weight loss. 

We also know that being overweight contributes to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other serious diseases. Yet, losing weight is hard. That’s why so many people turn to fad diets. These “miracle diets” make headlines in glossy magazines and capture our attention because they promise a quick and easy solution. 

Unfortunately, they don’t work. 

At Primary Medical Physicians LLC in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, we can help you lose weight safely with medical supervision. If your body reacts adversely to something, we can catch it and make adjustments. 

Four Reasons to Avoid Fad Diets 

There’s an epidemic of obesity in the world, and it’s one of the biggest factors in poor health around the globe. Yet, successfully losing weight and keeping it off requires eating the right balance of nutritious foods and a personalized approach that considers your unique body chemistry and circumstances — characteristics missing from all fad diets. Here are some more reasons to avoid these false-hope-inducing fads:

1. One-size-fits-all approach 

Fad diets take a one-size-fits-all approach, but everyone has a unique body chemistry and reasons for struggling to lose weight. We help you identify healthy foods and develop easy-to-follow meal plans; we might recommend appetite suppressants, healthy supplements, and IV therapy, depending on your needs. 

2. Overly restrictive 

Fad diets are famously restrictive. While there are legitimate reasons for restricting certain foods based on a heart condition or celiac disease, that’s not the point of fad diets. 

Some proclaim a specific food or food group to avoid or eat exclusively — the grapefruit diet and the low- or no-carb diets, for example. These limited food choices make it difficult to stay within the guidelines. You may lose weight initially but then find yourself straying from the diet, and the pounds creep back up. 

3. They don’t address underlying behaviors

Fad diets don’t address the underlying reasons you eat the way you do. Some people “eat their feelings,” and if you don’t address the reasons you choose the foods you do, then you might succeed in losing weight with the fad diet in the short term, but you’ll pack the pounds back on within a few months. 

4. Not getting the right nutrition 

Healthy people get the right balance of proteins, fats, and carbs. If you follow a fad diet that cuts out a particular food group, you may trigger hormonal changes that even lead to food cravings for high-calorie foods. 

If you’re serious about losing weight and enjoying a healthier lifestyle, skip the fad diets. Real weight loss is about making smart choices, understanding your body’s metabolism, and getting the weight loss support you need. 

Discover how Primary Medical Physicians LLC in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, can help you lose weight safely. You can make an appointment online here.