Fad Diets

By Nmami Agarwal             06/01/2018

Fad Diets

Picking up on, what’s trending, is now fashion. From clothing to lifestyle, everything enters your home from the gate of “trend.” No matter if it actually fits in your comfort zone or not. Following certain diets to chase those momentary health goals are among the trends floating around you and influencing at the same time.
The time when you start to follow such diets listed below, do you ever give a second thought that how long that specific diet is going to last or how your body might turn up when sufficient amount of vital nutrients doesn’t make it to your plate? Before coming to any conclusion, here’s a list for your convenience as to what is trending:

  •  Keto diet: A low carb and high-fat diet which put your body in the state of ketosis. The main focus of this diet is to put your body under a state of fat burning. You get all the calories mostly from consumption of fat rather than protein or carb.
  • Paleo diet: Cavemen’s diet – in which fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, nuts and seeds, eggs along with oils like coconut, flaxseed and avocado have to be focused on. While forbidding dairy products, legumes, cereal grains, and potatoes from your plate.
  •  Rainbow diet: All you need to eat in this diet is fiber-rich fruits and veggies, no fats and no protein. Eating dark blue fruits like blueberries, raving red apples, pomegranate and cherries in morning and ending your day with vibrant purple brinjal, bright yellow lemons, and oranges.
  •  Gluten-free diet: Just to lose a few kilos, quitting chapatti is no big deal now. Yes, it’s true that gluten takes time to get digested but still, this diet should not be in your list unless and until you are diagnosed to be gluten sensitive or suffer from a disease called celiac.
  •  Atkins diet: This diet follows increased intake of proteins and fats restricting, carbohydrate for weight loss.
  •  Dukan diet: The Dukan Diet is a protein-based commercial fad diet devised by Pierre Dukan. Dukan has been promoting his food for over 30 years; it gained a wider audience after the 2000 publication of his book.

After a brief description about several fad diets, it will be easier for you to figure out that some of the other essential nutrients required to lead overall wellbeing are missing has been omitted from your meal plan when you choose to follow any of the diet mentioned above. These diets might not lead you anywhere apart from getting short-term results with zero sustenance plan because no one can survive by sticking to one such diet for rest of their life.

Healthy and overall well being is not that complicated, these diets have made to achieve it. A nutritious and balanced diet with the right amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber gives your body vital nutrients it needs to function optimally. Your organs and tissues require proper nutritive diet to work effectively and therefore, a balanced diet is important to follow and maintain. Without the regular supply of good nutrition, your body is more prone to infection, disease, poor performance and fatigue which are majorly witnessed in people who follow diets blindly.
Over to You
Modifying your diet a little according to your lifestyle is perfectly alright but modifying it drastically and adopting a diet that can disturb or cause unamiable harm might restrict your body to perform at its best. So, give a second thought to it and understand the importance of balanced diet because sticking to a balanced diet is the only and simplest way to live a healthy life which helps in achieving  health milestones, happily and doesn’t feel like a punishment.

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