The Truth About Fad Diets

The Truth About Fad Diets

Fad diets are surging in popularity as individuals are looking for quick and easy ways to shed extra pounds. This video explores four popular fad diets and evaluate any claims associated with the diets.

This video was made by Health Science 4DM3 students: Beth Cohen, Prateik Murali, Saloni Patel and Vicky Verma.

Copyright McMaster University 2018.

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6 Comments

  1. RAC King on December 8, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    If you go off Atkins 20 and start eating like you used to, in other words don’t follow the plan, yes you will gain the weight back and then some. So yes, not following a diet plan means the diet will not work. Not earth-shattering news. And as most reviews of any of the Atkins plans, this reviewer doesn’t understand Atkins, and most likely any of the others that were reviewed other than the "headlines" about them. If you go through Atkins properly you go will through phases until you introduce enough carbs to maintain your desired weight. If you don’t, well, you won’t.



  2. Shanti Johnson on December 8, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Going vegan is incredibly healthy provided you take B12 supplements and you eat foods that are high in protein (there are many)



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  4. Edie Behnke on December 8, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    People suffer from OAF. Over active fork. If your dizzy stop the no sugar diets. Eat home cooked healthy food.



  5. Stefstef Christophe on December 8, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    This girl is an idiot vegan diet isn’t a fad diet I wonder where you went to school or your just talking out your ass the protein myth has been debunked you can get protein from chia seeds several greens nuts etc



  6. Jamie Cee49 on December 8, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I’m actually tired of them. Yes, I want to feel better. But in the long run. It all comes down to just cutting back on things. And cutting out what bothers you. That’s all it comes down too. Eating clean and healthy as you can.