So what about fad diets? Most fad diets are just that—fads. You might lose a little weight, but you’ll probably gain it back and more. Here is an article from everydiet.org, which I use to check out a diet. Of course they have their definition of healthy and what makes up a good diet. These points are good with point number two in question by many.
- Choose a diet that has a long history of real success stories
- Pick a plan that promotes a healthy well-balanced diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
- The plan shouldn’t be too restrictive, but still allow you to eat your favorite foods from time to time.
- In most cases the calorie level shouldn’t be under 1200 calories.
- The diet will focus on food, exercise, and support, not just one of those factors.
- The diet promotes realistic expectations of weight loss and emphasizes long-term results as opposed to the short-term.
Now try to find a diet that meets all those criteria. As we will discuss next week, healthy is a controversial subject among diet authors.