Fad Diets

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Superman (October 25, 2011, 15:33:17 PM):
Fad diets are making the supplement industry rich. I think we should encourage people to know more about science which should help people stop using them. The diets that really get to me are the ones that ask you to consume some form of protein shakes. Man, do I hate protein shakes, absolutely a waste of money esp. since I wasted so much of my own money on them. It is better consuming an egg than a protein shake or if you are vegetarian some form of nuts etc. What is equally annoying is the whole organic food industry. There is no difference in nutrition between organic vegetables and fruit and the non-organic produce. And then there are the vitamin pills. Now there is one person I have been lucky to never meet in person and that is Patrick Holford. It makes me very annoyed when I see all his worthless books stuffed in all the book shops.

Many people trying to loose weight try these Fad Diets and they don’t to work.
I feel really sorry for somebody that is overweight and trying all these diets but not loosing weight. In the end of the day I have found that although I have in the past tried to offer advice on loosing weight it has never been welcomed. Everybody has their own idea what works and what not. So now I just shut up, it is better that way. Ultimately, weight loss is about calories in vs. calories out. And most diets try and do this in different ways, whether it is High Carb, Low Protein or High Protein, Low Carb. In the end everybody is terribly confused trying to find the magic diet that will help them loose weight. Of course, I think I know the diet that works best but doesn’t everybody know that one diet that will work for everybody. But still I am not a pragmatist so there you go.


Fad diets don’t work and we should stop using them, encouraging people to look at science and understanding it better. Even knowing some logical fallacies works wonders!
GCG (October 25, 2011, 15:45:30 PM):
what works:
eat less
excercise more

true story
Tweefo (October 25, 2011, 16:25:31 PM):
Also true story. There were no obese inmates in the concentration camps after a couple of months.
Superman (October 25, 2011, 17:06:49 PM):
Seem you have already caught on to my own ideas about all this. And here I tried to seem mysterious about what I think works. Yes eat less, exercise more it works the best!

I think though Patrick Holford is the worst of the worst. He perscribes vitamins & minerals for everything even fatloss.


Faerie (October 26, 2011, 06:46:57 AM):
Its all in the head, if the headspace isnt right, you're not going to be disciplined about it and you will fail.... :P

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