7 Reasons Fad Diets Don't Work ...

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It seems like every time I turn on the TV, there’s a commercial for, or a study on, some crazy new fad diet.

And there’s a reason there’s a new fad diet every few weeks — they don’t work.2

Why, you ask, don’t any of these ridiculously popular fad diets actually help people lose weight?

There are lots of reasons, and I’d be delighted to share them with you.

Here are a few of the reasons fad diets don’t work.

1. They’re Unsustainable

Let’s face it: even if sticking to the grapefruit or Grape-Nuts or grape-free diet works for you, you’re never, ever going to be able to keep it going for the rest of your life. I’m not doubting your will-power. I’d just saying that changing one part of your diet, and not addressing your entire lifestyle isn’t going to help you lose weight long-term. This is a big reason fad diets don’t work.

2. They’re Unproven

New diet pills scare me, especially when they’re supplements.

Why?

Because the FDA and the rest of the scientific community hasn’t had a chance to do a whole lot of research on how effective they are, or, even more importantly, how SAFE they are.

Remember the Fen Phen scare from a few years ago?

Yeah, it worked… but only if you didn’t mind DEATH as a side effect!

3. You Don’t Learn Anything New

Let’s get back to that “lifestyle” point in item 1.

In order for a diet to work long-term, you have to learn what you’re doing wrong now, so you can fix it, and move on to your new, healthier lifestyle.

Fad diets don’t teach you anything new (except, perhaps, that there are literally hundreds of ways to prepare and enjoy a grapefruit), which is another important reasons fad diets don’t work.

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