Glasgow states ‘that these diets do nothing but set the person going on the diet for long-term failure and disappointment. Fad diets do nothing but help you lose weight very fast, but once you get off it the weight comes pouring back on and usually there will be more then you started with.”
Glasgow believes that people need to find a lifestyle approach to diet and nutrition. “People can’t be on these diets for too long, because of the devastating destruction of your body’s insides, and it brings your metabolism to a snail’s pace. That’s why you put weight back on fast once you do get off the diet.”
Below are some of Glasgow’s best tips for recognizing a fad diet:
If a diet states that you must eat just one food all of the time, or the majority of the time, then it is a fad diet. It takes approximately 5000 calories a day of a huge assortment of foods to get all the vitamins and minerals you need for the day. Simply focusing on one food will cause nutrient deficiencies quite quickly, and weight won’t be your only problem.
Or as the company hyping the diet calls them ‘miraculous’
Otherwise known as not eating. This is the best thing you can do if you want to add body fat. It should be avoided at all costs. After you are done fasting the body is going to grab whatever you eat and turn it into fat. Plus your metabolism will be severely damaged to a point where it is hard to get it back to normal. Eating 5+ meals and snacks is your best bet for the combat of body fat.
Jeremy Glasgow, a certified personal trainer (ACE), is a Warrenville fitness bootcamp and weight management teacher. For info on Glasgow's Fitness Bootcamp, please visit
http://www.undergroundcorefitness.com or call him at 630.885.3309.
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