Abandon the Bogus: Getting Straight on Dieting Fads

Too Good To Be TrueIt is said that 55% of diet product ads are likely to make false claims. Yikes! And 40% actually do without doubt. This is not a promising statistic. The sober-as-a-judge infographic, “Too Good to be True,” tells it all about the costs and risks of fad diets. Ranging from a brief definition of the subject, it progresses to some pretty serious facts about advertising practices and the uninformed market of weight loss seekers waiting in the wings to snap up the latest product, pill, potion, or panacea. Obesity is no joke in the United States. The statistics are climbing at a rapid rate. Yet few dieters will succeed on a long-term basis–sadly only 5%. Millions are spent daily and billions per year on false hope. The infographic spends considerable space on how to spot a fad and avoid the numerous health risks that can result from low-calorie intake, single food or nutrient concentration, and lack of a proper daily exercise program. The consequences are clear: a disturbed metabolism, irregular heartbeat, nutritional deficiencies, decreased muscle mass, and possibly loss of one’s hair. Electrolyte changes in the body may add fuel to the destructive physiological fire.  It is time to take stock of your diet habits and calorie reduction plans. If they are founded on any of the cautions mentioned, immediate abandonment is at hand.The infographic is a pictorial warning, colorfully illustrated with a no-nonsense text. There is a lot to absorb and comprehend; but when it comes to one’s well-being, any call tovigilance is worth its weight in gold.A miracle diet? Yes, it is too good to be true!

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