Hello loves! Today I want to touch on the topic of fad diets. If you’re not sure what a fad diet is, it’s basically a way of changing what you’re eating to get fast results. Juice cleanses, the military diet, and the master cleanse are just a few examples.
I get asked all the time what I eat to stay in shape and the truth is, it’s a mixture of different healthy foods. Some people might say that I am doing this diet or that diet, and I don’t usually refer to what I eat as a “diet” and I’ll tell you why.
I think that the word “diet” makes people think that it’s restricting your food intake or only eating certain foods for a short period of time in order to achieve some kind of results. The reality of my life is that it’s a LIFESTYLE CHOICE. I lead a healthy lifestyle and that means I eat healthy foods and workout to stay in shape.
That’s why I truly believe that these fad diets DON’T work and you should avoid doing them at all costs.
I am all for downing a delicious juiced drink. They’re packed with nutrients and stuff that your body needs in order to function. But I am not all for ONLY drinking juiced fruits and veggies as the only thing you consume in a day – or even as long as a week, which some people do.
Sure, this makes you lose weight, but it does so by basically starving your body of proteins and fats – two things you need in order to function properly. The bottom line is that this diet is short lived because as soon as you finally eat protein and fats again, your body will absorb it like a sponge since it was deprived of it before and you’ll hold onto it more – meaning you’ll gain the weight right back. Don’t do this fad diet.
I love fruit! Not as much as dark chocolate, but it’s still amazing and really good for you. This fad diet has become popular because grapefruits are known to have a certain enzyme that burns fat. So, whenever someone only eats grapefruits for a few days they think they’re burning all kinds of fats.
The issue with this fad diet is that it’s super low calorie – yet again. Sure, it means you’ll drop some weight, but you’re not doing it in a healthy way and you’ll more than likely gain it all back right away anyways!
The Five-Bite Diet
Can you all please promise me that you’ll never listen to this kind of nonsense diet? This poor excuse for a diet is the idea that you will only eat 5 bites of your food and then be done with it until your next meal.
This is terrible and it’s telling people that they shouldn’t eat – which is SO WRONG! You need food in order to function and I need all of you to eat FULL, well-balanced meals to get in shape instead of harming your body by depriving it of everything it needs by only taking 5 bites.
The Cabbage Soup Diet
Have any of you ever had cabbage soup before? It seems really bland and not very tasteful to me, but for some reason people eat this soup day in and day out for a week at a time. Yes, it’s low calorie, but it also doesn’t contain valuable nutrients.
Your body needs more than cabbage and in order to function and be healthy and that is why this fad diet doesn’t work. It also doesn’t work because it’s just like the juice diet, it’ll make you lose weight – but only in the short term.
The Lemonade Diet
Lemonade is delicious! I’ll be the first person to tell you that, but it is not something that you should ONLY consume in a whole day – especially not for multiple days at a time. This diet is the idea that by drinking lemonade you’re detoxing your body because lemons are powerful detoxifiers. While this is true, you’re starving your body of everything it needs to be healthy and fully functioning. That’s why this fad diet doesn’t work.
What do all of these diets have in common? That’s right! They’re all “quick fixes” that don’t actually fix anything at all. If any of you babes want to lose weight, you have to do it the right way with a healthy BALANCED diet and a great exercise program. But before you even do that, just know that you’re perfect the way you are <3