Here’s the life cycle of a fad diet!
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Many thanks to Robyn Penney for the translation!
According to my 100% subjective estimates, in 2019 …
FAD DIETS AT THE END OF THEIR LIFE CYCLE
- Gluten-free diet (without celiac disease)
- Paleo diet
FAD DIETS AT MID-CYCLE
FAD DIETS EARLY IN THEIR CYCLE
Let not kid ourselves: whatever they pretend, most – if not all all – restrictive diets have weight loss as their ultimate goal (arguably, the whole “wellness” industry is about weight loss).
And sure, you’ll lose some weight in the short term; any fad diet will do the trick. But the science is clear: they have an amazingly high failure rate in the long run (the exact rate is hard to point out).
Want a diet that’s not a fad, not about weight loss, associated with positive health outcomes and – most of all – that’s backed by solid scientific evidence?
Then you might be interested in plant-rich ones, such as the Mediterranean diet and flexitarian / vegetarian diets !