Thursday, January 24, 2013

Too Good to be True?

Fad diets can be found all over. The advertisements can be seen on television, in magazines, and in many other forms. So do these diets really work? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”. So what should you look for when trying to determine if a product is safe to use?

There are many claims products make. If the product claims rapid weight loss it’s probably not healthy. Healthy weight loss is no more than 1 pound per week. Next, “no exercise needed” is also a sign of a phony product. Physical activity is important to a healthy lifestyle. Lastly, if the plan requires a rigid menu it will be difficult to follow. No one wants to eat that way for the rest of their lives. These types of weight loss products make it difficult to maintain weight loss and may be dangerous. So next time you consider a weight loss product ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true”?    

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