Are you looking to lose weight because you have a wedding around the corner and want a perfect figure for that? But you just have two weeks. How will you lose all that extra fat on such a short notice? Well, you obviously start looking at all those weight loss programs that keep appearing in magazines and on television. But the question, is how effective are they? Sometimes these crash diets have a more negative effect on your body than a positive one. These diets or weight loss programs that we see every day are what we call diet fads. You may be looking for a fast way to lose weight and there's no shortage of fad diets around. These diets may provide short-term results, but they are difficult to sustain and, ultimately, they deprive you of the essential nutrients.
The only way to stay healthy as we all know is to follow a strict balanced diet. But are these diet fads so bad? Maybe some of them are even useful.