Try This: Is It a Fad Diet?
Before you decide to follow a weight loss plan, make sure you're choosing a healthy, nutritional diet and not a trendy fad diet. How can you tell? Use these checklists to see what that diet plan really is.
What a Healthy Weight Loss Plan Looks Like
If the diet or food plan you're considering is healthy, it should include most -- if not all -- of these elements:
What a Fad Diet Looks Like
The diet or food plan is probably unhealthy if it has any of the following:
Did you realize how common fad diets are?
See why fad diets don’t work and can even be dangerous: The Weight Loss Myth of Fad Diets