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Fad diets

  1. 1. Fad Diets <ul><li>The AMAZING no hunger plan that has helped millions lose weight and keep it off! </li></ul><ul><li>7 Days that will change your life forever! </li></ul><ul><li>Weight loss FREEDOM! </li></ul><ul><li>Eat delicious food, lose weight and NEVER be hungry! </li></ul>
  2. 2. A Brief History <ul><li>1960 Drinking Man’s Diet </li></ul><ul><li>eat steak, drink red wine </li></ul><ul><li>1967 Stillman’s Quick Weight Loss Diet </li></ul><ul><li>cut carbs, HUGE amounts of water </li></ul><ul><li>1972 Atkins’ Diet Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>AMA brings charges against diet </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Richard Simmons, fitness guru </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History cont. <ul><li>1978 Scarsdale Medical Diet </li></ul><ul><li>joins high protein craze </li></ul><ul><li>1979 Pritikin Program </li></ul><ul><li>very low-fat, very low taste </li></ul><ul><li>1980 Beverly Hills Diet </li></ul><ul><li>10 days of fruit and water </li></ul><ul><li>1988 Optifast </li></ul><ul><li>Oprah loses (and regains) 67 pounds </li></ul>
  4. 4. More Brief History <ul><li>1995 The Zone </li></ul><ul><li>back to the high protein craze </li></ul><ul><li>1996 Fen-Phen </li></ul><ul><li>>25% have heart valve damage </li></ul><ul><li>1997 The Revolutionary Weight Control </li></ul><ul><li>SugarBusters! </li></ul><ul><li>Atkins’ NEW Diet Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>EAT for Your TYPE </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to SIZE up Any Diet <ul><li>Is it SAFE? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it NUTRITIONALLY SOUND? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it sound TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it promise RAPID WEIGHT LOSS? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it PRACTICAL? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the diet CONSIDER special occasions, eating out, feeding family? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the program include PHYSICAL ACTIVITY? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the program include weight loss MAINTENANCE? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you encouraged to CHECK with your doctor first? </li></ul>
  6. 6. LOOKing at a few popular diets: <ul><li>The Atkins Diet </li></ul><ul><li>The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Eat Right 4 Your Type </li></ul><ul><li>SugarBusters ! </li></ul><ul><li>The Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Phil’s Ultimate Weight Solution </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do You Think?
  8. 8. Fact or Fiction <ul><li>Fad diets work for permanent weight loss. </li></ul><ul><li>Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight. </li></ul><ul><li>I can lose weight while eating anything I want. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fact or Fiction <ul><li>Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural or herbal weight-loss products are safe and effective. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fact or Fiction <ul><li>Nuts are fattening, red meat is bad for your health, fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than frozen or canned, starches (carbohydrates) are fattening and should be limited, dairy products are fattening and unhealthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast foods are always an unhealthy choice and you should not eat them when dieting. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish has no fat or cholesterol. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fact or Fiction <ul><li>High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Low-fat or no fat means no calories. </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming vegetarian means you are sure to lose weight and be healthier. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Curb calorie density </li></ul>
  13. 13. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Shrink your servings </li></ul>
  14. 14. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Limit (some) choices </li></ul>
  15. 15. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Curb liquid calories </li></ul>
  16. 16. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Make movement a part of your life </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Keep moving to keep from gaining </li></ul>
  18. 18. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Break it UP </li></ul>
  19. 19. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Find A Friend </li></ul>
  20. 20. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Set realistic goals </li></ul>
  21. 21. 10 Tips for Staying Lean <ul><li>Think healthy not just skinny </li></ul>
  22. 22. Summing it all UP <ul><li>A healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products, along with regular physical activity, can help most people manage and maintain weight loss. Follow these guidelines for a lifetime of good health. </li></ul><ul><li>(from the American Heart Association) </li></ul>

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