Fad diets

Fad diets are a fact of life today. While simple healthy eating and regular exercise will get everybody fit and slim, fad diets are a very popular alternative. They become popular because they usually provide, or claim to provide, a simpler way to lose weight, often by eliminating vital food groups and reducing calories to unbearable levels. Needless to say, some are far worse than others.

The Raspberry Ketone Diet

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There is currently no medical evidence that raspberry ketone works as a weight loss aid. In addition to the lack of any scientific evidence, little is known about the possible long-term side-effects of taking raspberry ketone.

Dangerous Diets

Every year we hear reports of people becoming ill from following extreme “diets”. In some rare cases the diets prove fatal. While many products are regulated and sometimes banned, ideas, misconceptions and bad advice cannot be so easily controlled. Some diet…

Not Another Forking Fad Diet!

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It seems that the nation that gave us the first well structured diet plan for some time, the Dukan Diet, has now opted for a slightly more faddish diet craze. In France they call it Le Forking or Le régime…

The Tomato Diet

Tomatoes reduce hunger – see our tomato diet tips. A tomato diet is simple to implement. The key rule is to eat tomatoes with most of your meals, and also eat some tomato snacks. Tomatoes are very healthy and provide a few little secret ingredients that aid weight loss.

Beyonce Maple Syrup Diet

Beyoncé Knowles used this lemonade / maple syrup fasting method to quickly lose weight before filming Dreamgirls. However, this is not the reason why she is in such great shape today. Today Beyonce eats a very healthy diet and exercises on a regular basis.

Demything Detox Diets

Sometimes you may be feeling run down and in need of a detox or cleanse, but a full detox is not possible. To cleanse is really to fast, and fasting and a hectic life do not go hand in hand. However, you should be able to fit a one day detox in to your busy schedule at least once a month.

The Biodynamic Diet

The credit crunch has swiftly killed off the organic food movement, as organic is just too expensive for the average pocket. The recent studies that showed organic food to be no better for your health than intensively farmed food did…

The Cabbage Soup Diet Revisited

The Cabbage Soup Diet is possibly the most infamous diet ever created. When people talk about strict weight loss diets, often the first that springs to mind is the Cabbage Soup Diet. People often feel slightly revolted at the thought…