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Title: Fad Diets and Weight Loss


1
Fad Diets and Weight Loss
  • Im just one stomach flu away from my goal
    weight.
  • -Emily in The Devil Wears Prada-

2
A Tempting Choice
  • Have you ever been on a diet?
  • Why did you choose that particular plan?
  • Quick results.
  • Drastic weight loss.
  • Eat all you want.
  • Flashy, slick advertising campaigns.

3
Lasting Results?
  • Were you able to keep the weight off?
  • Why or why not?
  • Unrealistic or strictly limited food choices
  • Too low in calories
  • Too expensive
  • Foods that are unappealing
  • Too time-consuming

4
Youve Fallen For
  • The FAD DIET!

5
Warning Signs
  • Magic or Miracle foods
  • Rapid weight loss
  • No exercise
  • Quantities and Limitations
  • Specific food combinations
  • Strict menus

6
Carbohydrates Friend or Foe?
  • Friend!!
  • Carbohydrate myths
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Addictive
  • Carbohydrate facts
  • Whole grains provide fiber and keep you fuller
    longer
  • Brain uses carbohydrates as its fuel

7
High Protein Hype
  • Promotes dehydration
  • Leads to ketosis
  • Altering electrolytes
  • Leaching calcium from bone
  • Causing fatigue, nausea, and bad breath
  • Eventually harming the kidneys
  • High in saturated fat, low in many vitamins

8
Lets Get Real!
  • Fad diets arent realistic to follow long-term.
  • Promote a vicious circle of yo-yo weight loss and
    gain.
  • The healthiest way to lose weight is to exercise
    and eat a variety of healthy
    foods.

9
Balancing Scale
  • The key to weight loss.
  • Burn more calories than
  • you take in!

Calories In
Calories Out
10
Balancing Scale
  • The key to weight maintenance

Calories Out
11
Weight Maintenance Tips
  • Continuing to maintain a low calorie, low fat
    diet while doing high levels of activity
  • 78 eat breakfast daily
  • 75 weigh themselves at least once per week
  • 62 watch less than 10 hours of TV per week
  • 90 exercise, on average, about 1 hour per day

12
Think Lifestyle Change
  • A sound approach for losing weight.
  • Set realistic and specific goals.
  • Then make small, gradual changes.
  • Practical weight loss plans aim for losing ½ to 1
    pound per week.
  • Dont think of it as a temporary diet.

13
Signs of a Healthy Diet
  • Moderate rate of weight loss ½ to 1 pound per
    week
  • Flexible
  • Everything in Moderation
  • Provide guidelines for healthy eating anywhere
  • Includes a variety of foods including whole
    grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and
    low-fat dairy products.

14
More Goals for Good Health
  • Follow portion sizes.
  • Exercise regularly 30-60 minutes, 4-6 times per
    week.
  • Be more physically active each day park farther
    away from the door, take the stairs, get a
    pedometer.

15
Keep It Simple
  • Well-planned, simple, and SMART lifestyle changes
    are the proven approach to losing weight
    staying healthy.
  • Drastic fad diets are only going to continue the
    vicious circle of dieting and weight gain.
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